ESCWA (30)

18-07-2017

ESCWA estimates that the losses in physical capital incurred by Syria in the past six years amounts to USD 100 billion.

18-07-2017

This table provides estimates of GDP growth and level during the past six years compared with how they were forecast prior to the uprising and the economic loss that resulted from that differential and from the physical destruction.

18-07-2017

The following table provides an estimate in dollars of the physical capital losses of each sector of activity in Syria as at the end of 2016.

13-12-2016

The European Union has allowed some exemptions on its Syria sanctions regime on oil purchases and transport for humanitarian purposes.

22-11-2016

A weekly selection of reports, papers and articles on Syria.

04-10-2016

A weekly selection of reports, papers and articles on Syria.

30-08-2016

Syria’s GDP will continue to decline next year, albeit at a slower rate, according to ESCWA, a UN body.

05-07-2016

Syria’s balance of payments remained largely in the red last year as the current account continued to suffer from dismal goods and services exports, the IMF said in a report on the state of the Syrian economy.

31-05-2016

The Syrian opposition has strongly criticized a recent ESCWA report on the state of the Syrian economy.

24-05-2016

A weekly selection of reports, papers and articles on Syria.

03-05-2016

A weekly selection of reports, papers and articles on Syria.

26-04-2016

A weekly selection of reports, papers and articles on Syria.

02-11-2015

Estimates and projections on Syria’s economic performance remain as difficult as ever to make as shown in two recent global publications.

15-06-2015

Syria’s gross domestic product is forecast to continue to decline this year and next albeit at lower rates than in past years.

30-03-2015

Syria’s demand for cement could rise to an average of 50 million tons per annum in the five years that follow the end of the conflict, according to a Syrian official.

26-01-2015

The number of labour lawsuits has surged in the last three years as a large number of wage earners have lost their jobs.

12-01-2015

An average Syrian family needs some USD 267 per month in order to cover its basic expenses, according to an estimate made by a local media.

15-09-2014

A report by a UN-affiliated body has provided a dramatic picture of Syria’s main economic and social indicators, three and a half years after the beginning of the popular uprising.

16-06-2014

Abdallah Dardari, Syria’s former Deputy Prime Minister, provided an estimate for the economic cost of Syria’s reconstruction during a business forum in which many of Syria’s old business faces reappeared.

10-02-2014

The rising number of unemployed is putting a strain on the budget of the Social Security Organisation, according to one of its officials.

16-12-2013

Syria’s unemployment rate rose to 60 percent and its GDP declined by 45 percent compared to 2011, according to estimates from ESCWA.

10-04-2013

A third of Syria’s housing units has been destroyed or damaged by the conflict, according to the United Nations.

28-01-2013

The World Bank and ESCWA have estimated Syria’s GDP to have plunged by 20 to 30 percent last year as the war engulfing the country continues to take its toll on the economy.

23-07-2012

The Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia, a UN-affiliated body, expects Syria’s Gross Domestic product to contract by 5.5 percent this year.

23-01-2011
Around 25,000 Syrian migrants settled in the United States in the last decade, according to a recent study.
28-07-2008

Nasri Al-Khouri, head of the Syrian-Lebanese Higher Council, talks on the economic and trade relationship between Lebanon and Syria.

01-06-2004
In case any doubts still remained, the Syrian authorities have made sure that their new position towards the future role and size of the public sector is now clear.
01-04-2004
Syria has adopted a bold new strategy to develop its Information and Communication Technologies sector.
01-02-2004
According to a study from ESCWA (the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia), the three countries of Lebanon, Jordan and Syria could save up to USD 850 million between them in the five years ending 2007 should they facilitate th...
28-01-2002

A cooperation agreement to combat desertification was recently signed by the ESCWA and two Syria-based international institutions.