Working For Recovery Reconstruction & Development in Syria

The Syrian Economy
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The economic war and sanctions on Syria are increasing. The EU issued a new package of sanctions in February 2019 targeting Syrian businessmen working in the fields of real estate and trade, and the US has been threatening with the Caesar Act. Alwatan ... More
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The conflict in Syria has almost completed its seventh year. The war and external economic sanctions caused extensive damage to the Syrian economy.. More
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The conflict in Syria has almost completed its sixth year. The war, together with the economic sanctions, devastated the Syrian economy. They affected almost all types of infrastructure (electricity, water systems, transport and communication), direct ... More
Doing Business
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The World Bank Global Annual Doing of Business reports provide an aggregate ranking on the ease of doing business in the world, based on indicator sets that measure and benchmark national regulations applying to domestic business. More
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The World Bank Global Annual Doing of Business reports provide an aggregate ranking on the ease of doing business in the world, based on indicator sets that measure and benchmark national regulations applying to domestic business. More
Recovery & Reconstruction
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Post conflict reconstruction in Syria could be divided into two phases. an Early Recovery Phase which could last up to five years and goes hand in hand with a peace building process, and a Reconstruction and Development Phase, which goes hand in hand with a state building process More
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The recovery and reconstruction task is expected to be huge, multi-dimensional (political, economical and social), and taking long years. It will consist of 3-5 years of political, social and economic recovery followed by some 15-20 years reconstruction and development efforts. Recovery involves political, social and economic dimensions... More
Insight
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In 1991, the Investment Law No. 10 was issued declaring Syrian openness to the private sector and granting tax and non-tax incentives for Syrian, Arab and foreign investments... More
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In 2009, Law No. 39 was issued to establish the Real Estate Finance Oversight Commission (linked to the Minister of Finance) to license and supervise operations of the private mortgage companies that will be established under a subsequent law, as well as to supervise mortgage finance provided by commercial public and private banks More
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a summary presentation of a study prepared by the Syrian Consulting Bureau for Development and Investment in Damascus in 2018 about  the textile and garments sector value chain in Syria at the request of UNDP, Syria. More
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The banking sector is one segment of the larger financial sector which includes non-banking financial institutions, such as insurance companies, equity and bond firms, a securities exchange, leasing, real estate, and venture capital finance institutions, in addition to pension funds, mutual funds, and other institutions.  More
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Research links between academia on one side and business and industry on the other is extremely weak in both Syria and Lebanon. The main reasons are shortage of trust and mutual understanding, shortage of finance and competent human resources and shortage of competition in the market.  More
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النقاط الرئيسية لمقابلة الدكتور نبيل سكر مع مجلة المصارف والتأمين والتي نُشرت بعد سنتين على بدء الأزمة في عدد شباط - آذار 2013 More
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لاحقاً لمقالات أربع حول التشاركية نشرتها في جريدة الوطن في تواريخ 15 و16 و21 و22 شباط 2017، أود في هذه المقالة توضيح الفرق بين مفهوم «التشاركية» ومفهوم «القطاع المشترك»، لما لحظته من خلط واضح بين المفهومين لدى معظم المسؤولين ... More
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14 آب 2011 مجلة الاقتصادي الكلمة الحرفية التي ألقاها الدكتور نبيل سكر في اللقاء التشاوري للحوار الوطني، الذي عقد بمجمع صحارى في شهر تموز 2011.   إن الأزمة التي نحن بصددها اليوم هي نتيجة تأخرنا بإصلاح نهج سياسي واقتصادي واجتماعي ... More
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Given the importance of public-private partnership in Syria, especially in post conflict reconstruction, Dr.Nabil Sukkar, Managing Director of SCB prepared an article on the subject with the above title, which was presented to Syrian Economic Society last year.. More
Decentralization in Syria
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Given its centralized state before the war, Syria was in urgent need for decentralization and for a new governance structure. A de-facto decentralization took place during the war as a result of the fragmentation of the country and separation of many regions from central government control ... More
Cost of Living
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The Syrian Consulting Bureau for Development and Investment (SCB), has completed its annual Cost of Living Index report for the year 2017. This year’s report, like last year’s, includes an introductory.. More
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The Syrian Consulting Bureau for Development and Investment (SCB), has completed its annual Cost of Living Index report for the year 2016. This year’s report, like last year’s, includes an introductory.. More
Foreign Direct Investment
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FDI came to a near halt since the onset of the crisis, but FDI in Syria never represented a significant component of investment in the country. Some particularly motivated FDI entered the country during the crisis, coming mainly from Iran and Russia.In the three decades before the crisis, FDI to Syria came mostly from Western ... More