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As a foreign woman in Jordan, I have the freedom to choose not to care what people think. My Jordanian friends don’t

Anna Sting As a European woman in Jordan, I enjoy many freedoms my Jordanian female colleagues and friends do not. With my pale skin, brown hair, and seemingly European demeanour, I get away with a lot of things that would be inappropriate for a Jordanian woman. My white privilege protects me from expectations that a lot of my Jordanian peers ...

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Reflecting on the Annual Meetings of the IMF and the World Bank

Ahmad M. Awad This year’s Annual Meetings of the IMF and the World Bank concluded a few days ago, which take place in October of each year. They are the stage where country delegations, IMF departments and the World Bank gather to debate current economic issues and negotiate the provision of different kinds of assistance and associated conditionalities. The recent ...

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The International Monetary Fund and Social Inequality

Ahmad M. Awad Governments around the world – including the Government of Jordan – must take heed of the warning sounded by the International Monetary Fund in its recent report, published just a few days ago, on the ongoing levels of socio-economic inequality.   The warning, issued by an international financial institution that has been one of the most stringent ...

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