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Building 21st Century Knowledge Economies for Job Growth and Competitiveness in the Middle East

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Conference annotated agenda (PDF, 145Kb)

Background report on Knowledge Economies in the Region (PDF, 990Kb)

Opening remarks, Shamshad Akhtar, World Bank Vice President (MENA Region) (PDF, 140Kb)

Session 1: High-Level Round Table on the Knowledge Economy (no presentations)

Session 2: Why build Knowledge Economies? Perspectives from the MENA Region and elsewhere

Session 3: The process of a Knowledge Economy

Session 4: Local-Level and Sectoral Perspectives

Session 5: Arab cultural perspectives on the Knowledge Economy

Session 6: Taking bold initiatives and engaging broadly to build Knowledge Economies

Session 7: Conclusions and Next Steps

Closing Session: The road to the Knowledge Economy in the MENA region

  • Closing Remarks, Mats Karlsson, Country Director, Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, and Libya (PDF, 126Kb)



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