New Publication WPCS | Cuts to Oil Derivative Subsidies: Consequences for Syria | Joseph Daher

MEDirections is delighted to share a new Policy Brief from the Wartime and Post-Conflict in Syria project (WPCS).  This publication si available in English and Arabic.

In the past decade, the price of oil derivatives in Syria has risen as state subsidies have fallen. Since October 2020, the rise in the price of gas oil has particularly hurt the Syrian population. Living costs, particularly transport and residential costs, have significantly increased, with major consequences for citizens. Similarly, economic actors, particularly manufacturers and farmers, have been affected and have seen production costs escalate.