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Policy Briefs

Updates on economic developments in Yemen and other relevant Policy Briefs.

International Aid Organizations and the Yemeni Private Sector: The Need to Improve…

March 16, 2018 Policy Briefs
The current humanitarian crisis in Yemen has been precipitated by almost three years of civil war and regional military intervention, with the United Nations declaring the country the world’s largest humanitarian emergency in January 2017. At the end of last year the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) released its 2018 Humanitarian Needs Overview (HNO) in which it…

Restoring Central Bank Capacity and Stabilizing the Rial

February 8, 2018 Policy Briefs
As part of the “Rethinking Yemen’s Economy” initiative, more than 20 of the leading socioeconomic experts on Yemen converged for the second Development Champions Forum on January 14-16 in Amman, Jordan. Among the urgent topics of discussion was the deterioration of the value of the Yemeni rial (YR), the magnifying impact this is having on the humanitarian crisis, and the need to re-empower…

Addressing Yemen's Most Critical Challenges: Practical Short-Term Recommendations

June 5, 2017 Policy Briefs
As part of the “Rethinking Yemen’s Economy” initiative, the Development Champions Forum met in Amman, Jordan, between April 29 and May 1, 2017, to discuss practical interventions necessary to address the multiple and varied economic challenges facing Yemen. These challenges were identified within three main, if overlapping, categories; the food security crisis, the problems faced by the…