Policies for Inclusive Growth for the Middle East and North Africa Region | World Bank Institute (WBI)

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This five-day course aims at providing an overview of the theories, policies and strategies related to growth and inclusive growth in the Middle East. It provides an overview of key economic trends in the region and the world and highlights key challenges facing the region in terms of inclusive growth.

This course is only open to candidates (government officials strongly preferred) from the Arab League member countries - Algeria, Bahrain, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, West Bank & Gaza, Yemen). It is designed for mid-to senior-level officials (from planning, trade and industry, economy, finance, as well as other sectoral ministries). It may also benefit various development stakeholders and change agents (for example, Civil Society Organizations, think tanks, media, and parliamentarians) as well as academics or analysts who may serve as advisors to their governments.

This course is jointly offered by the IMF Middle East Center for Economics & Finance (CEF) and the World Bank Institute.

All candidates should submit the following documents to CE12103@imf.org:
1. Fill the first page of the nomination form.
2. The second page of the form to be filled signed and stamped by the related authorities.
3. Add a copy of the passport (with a minimum of six months validity from the date of the course) and their university certificate for visa purposes.

Please use the CEF nomination form.

Attendance is by nomination and invitation only. Please note that nominations are due by November 15, 2012.

Language: English with simultaneous interpretation into Arabic.

Expenses covered by CEF for participants: economy air travel, hotel lodging, and per diem.

While rapid growth is unquestionably necessary for substantial income poverty reduction, it needs to be broad-based (across sectors and across factors of production) and inclusive for it to be sustainable in the long run. Inclusive growth rests on the principle that it should be spurred by productive employment and associated improvements in markets, technology, and access to finance and basic services, rather than solely relying on redistribution. It thus raises the question of new sources of growth. This five-day course aims at providing an overview of the theories, policies and strategies related to growth and inclusive growth in the Middle East. It provides an overview of key economic trends in the region and the world and highlights key challenges facing the region in terms of inclusive growth.
 
The course includes both theoretical and policy discussions of traditional topics such as growth theories and the growth-poverty-employment nexus. In focusing on the MENA region, the course also deals with several critical policy issues facing it: these include enhancing a private sector-led growth model, highlighting global and regional integration, diversifying traditionally oil-dominated economies toward ones relying more heavily on less volatile sources of revenues and growth, as well as taking advantage of knowledge and innovation in enhancing productivity and increasing value added.
 
 
  
 

 

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