Jordans government finances indicator slipped this week, as economists participating in Euromoneys Country Risk survey registered concerns about the sustainability of the countrys finances.
The score fell by 0.1 points (out of 10) in December, leaving the countrys score of 3.3 points well below the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) average of 7.5 points.
Public debt is a key concern among analysts participating in ECRs survey, with some believing the Jordanian governments rising debt is reaching unsustainable levels.
An ECR expert based in the Gulf says: The energy crisis and Arab Spring have boosted spending unsustainably and Jordan has become far too dependent on grants from the GCC, which may not continue at the expected levels for long.
Jordans government debt has soared to 70% of GDP, as of November, while the government holds a deficit of 6% of GDP.