The conference was based on key analytical work - (background report) and examples of successful national and local knowledge economy initiatives in the MENA region, but also drew on international examples (Korea, Finland, and Malaysia).
The conference built on successful initiatives in the region, including, but not limited to:
A Knowledge Economy Workshop in Alexandria
, Egypt, from 17-21 May, 2009 with practitioners from Jordan, Egypt, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Morocco, and Algeria.
Key reports, including:
World Bank operational projects with knowledge economy components such as the Education Reform for the Knowledge Economy in Jordan (ERfKE I
and ERfKE II
); and World Bank Technical Assistance Projects on Knowledge-based Economy Projects in Algeria, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar.