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Development Planning


Solar energy plant near Al Aqabah

To the extent that achieving development planning goals depended on unpredictable inflows of transfer payments, the fiveyear plans were more useful as guides to intentions rather than capabilities; 37 percent of the total financing requirements for the 1986-90 Five-Year Plan for Economic and Social Development (known as the 1986-90 Five-Year Plan) were to be provided by aid and remittances. Moreover, even when full funding was available, the economy's limited absorptive capacity prevented the government from spending the full annual development budget.

Data as of December 1989