A high-level Egyptian delegation will take part in a conference organised by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in tandem with the Arab Monetary Fund (AMF), the Arab Fund for Social and Economic Development (AFESD) and the Government of Morocco.
The Egyptian delegation groups the Central Bank of Egypt governor and the Minister of Finance.
The high-level conference – due to open in Marrakesh on Monday – is to discuss ways of promoting inclusive economic growth and job creation in the Arab World.
The two-day conference is held under the theme of “Opportunity for All — Promoting Growth, Jobs, and Inclusiveness in the Arab World.”
The get-together will bring together policy makers, corporate executives, academics, youth, media and civil society representatives from countries in the Arab World and beyond to exchange their experiences, lessons and ideas on how to create millions of jobs by exploiting new sources and sectors of growth.
Building on the 2014 Amman conference “Building the Future” which highlighted the need for growth to generate jobs and for its benefits to be shared more widely, the 2018 conference aims to move the dial on discussions on inclusive growth in the Arab World from endorsement to implementation.
Key topics to be discussed at the conference will include how to scale-up opportunities for women and youth by promoting entrepreneurship and innovation; embracing transparency and technology to unlock the region’s potential; and designing government policies that act as enablers of higher and more inclusive growth.