The Syrian opposition’s development fund has received a new commitment from a donor country.
The number of registered births in Syria has fallen dramatically in past years, a change that will have a number of consequences.
Recent weeks have seen increased efforts by the Syrian regime to enroll more men into the army, leading in the past few days to a temporary absence of many young male from the streets of Damascus.
Kurdish-led areas in northern Syria are continuing to issue new laws, to license businesses and to take other measures that are strengthening their drive to gain more autonomy from the rest of the country.
The United Kingdom will organize early next year a donors conference to fund Syria’s humanitarian needs.
The Syrian Government has announced a series of investments in Lattakia and Tartous amounting to billions of Syrian Pounds.
The Syria Recovery Trust Fund is receiving another USD 15 million to fund development projects within opposition-held territories in Syria.
Airstrikes in northern Syria, allegedly from Russian airplanes, have destroyed the factories of two of Syria’s most prominent industrial concerns.
Based on the numbers prepared by the Government, Syria’s deficit should represent around a third of the total budget next year.
Statements by the Syrian Minister of Labour indicate that today up to half of all working age Syrians are employed by the Syrian Government.
Syria’s tax revenues have increased markedly in the first half of this year, according to the Ministry of Finance.
Estimates and projections on Syria’s economic performance remain as difficult as ever to make as shown in two recent global publications.
Revenues generated from customs fees and taxes this year will be higher than in 2014 in nominal terms and continue to represent an important source of income for the Syrian Treasury.
The Syrian Government has managed to raise significant foreign currency revenues from the increase in passport fees decided six months ago.
The Syrian Government has sent to Parliament the draft text of next year’s budget, which will be overwhelmingly used to cover current expenses.