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Strengthening Markets to Build Peace

This paper proposes a "statement of principles," whose articulation is often the rlJ'st step in negotiations, and then offers several specific policy suggestions for the agricultural and water sectors in the Masbreq, more specifically, in Israel-Jordan-Palestine. Sensible economic policy proposals must be part of a reasonable strategy for achieving development goals. Accordingly, the paper begins with a brief discussion of these goals (which are far larger than is the case in more "normal" situations), sketches the appropriate strategy, and then presents the general statement and the specific proposals.