for scaled up support from financial donors to fill a $470m financing gap.
• Political risk (HIGH): Donald Trump has taken a more positive tone but this is offset by rising tensions
between Hamas, Fatah and Israel
• Economic risk (HIGH): An uptick in growth has done nothing to allay concerns over medium term
• Financial risk (HIGH): Further shortfalls in budget support or a failure of the PA to contain spending
would weaken an already fragile fiscal position. The link between banks and PA financing is concerning.
• Commercial risk (MEDIUM): Businesses face obstacles both from external border restrictions and
from internal commercial hurdles.