A recent study has revealed that the biggest challenge in Yemen at the moment is to restore the political and security stability and impose the rule of law.
The study discussed in the Yemeni Economic and Social Development Research Center said the authorities in Yemen need first to put an to all conflicts to have an opportunity to build the national economy.
The discussion occurred while reviewing the results of the first phase of economic priorities identification project. The results included that the top economic priority lies in restoring the political and security stability.
Fighting corruption came second, reducing unemployment third, reducing poverty fourth, food security fifth, achieving economic stability sixth, improving basic services seventh and providing a social environment suitable for economic growth came at the bottom.
Head of the center, Marzouk Abdulwadoud, said the decision makers are confused about what should come first and what the top economic priorities should be in Yemen.
Economy is the basis for stability and security, he said, criticizing the media avoidance of covering malnutrition and alarming starvation in the country.
The UNICEF has said that about 44% of the Yemeni people are facing hunger and that about a million children are suffering from malnutrition.
The UN has earlier this year warned that about 10 million Yemeni people are facing starvation and appealed for more external aid to help the country urgently.