Concluding the Activities of "The Challenges of the Palestinian Economy in the Face of Political Pressure and the Repercussions of the Corona Crisis” Third Conference
On Sunday, April 11, 2021, An-Najah National University concluded the activities of "The Challenges of the Palestinian Economy in the Face of Political Pressure and the Repercussions of the Corona Crisis” third Conference, which was organized by the University's Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences and was held via Zoom platform.
The event included the participation of renowned Arab and foreign researchers in politics and economy in the presence of Prof. Maher Natsheh, President of the University, and Prof. Abdel Nasser Zaid, Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Dr. Saed Al-Koni, Dean of Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, and Prof. Jawad Al-Anani, former Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister in Jordan.
The conference focused on studying the challenges and consequences of the COVID-19 crisis on the Palestinian economy as well as the challenges posed by the Political crises in Palestine.
It aimed to discuss the challenges and obstacles facing the development process of the Palestinian economy through studying and analyzing the components of the Palestinian economy and the various obstacles that face it in light of the current crises.
Also, the conference aimed to introduce the economic challenges, and the financial, administrative, technological, social, cultural and human forces that we need to continue the construction and development processes in Palestine.
During the conference, the participants shared their countries' experiences in managing the crisis during covid19 pandemic in terms of mitigating the impact of the economic crisis. The conference included examples of responses by national and subnational governments to help mitigate the territorial effects of the crisis.
The event discussed a variety of research papers about different topics most important are: the financial, administrative, social, media, and political implications of Covid-19 pandemic.
The conference provided good practice examples on policy responses to help mitigate the impact of the crisis on the Palestinian economy at different levels.
The conference resulted in a number of recommendations that included investing in electronic commerce, relooking at manpower planning strategies during crises, establishing pandemic-specific policies and procedures, introducing tax exemptions to protect affected businesses during COVID-19 pandemic, financial support and adaptation of tax rules that benefit all the economic sectors, supporting small businesses through the COVID-19 crisis, developing development plans, and taking some measures to achieve and improve financial inclusion in Palestine.