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War on Development: socioeconomic monitoring report of Syria, second quarterly report (April – June 2013)

After 27 months, the calamitous armed-conflict in Syria continues unabated, while increasingly drawing regional and international players into its military maw. The peaceful demonstrations that erupted in southern Syria in early 2011 calling for civil liberties and for political, social and economic change were quickly thwarted by government forces. For ...

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Roots of the Crisis (economic growth_3)

A decrease of the investment and particularly public investment contribution to economic growth, and the relatively high contribution of the private consumption affected by the consumption of Iraqi families since HIES showed a decrease in Syrian households spending between 2004 and 2009.  

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Roots of the Crisis

The structural economic, social, and institutional distortions led for Syria to relative decrease in GDP per capita and Human Development Index comparing to a number of Arab countries in addition to Turkey and Malaysia. This has reflected in a frustration among Syrians and particularly among youth.  

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