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

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The main objectives of the conference were:

  • To help client countries conceptualize, formulate and implement coherent and cross-sectoral knowledge-economy strategies;
  • To facilitate knowledge exchange and peer-to-peer learning on knowledge economy strategies for stakeholders from both the public and private sectors;
  • To encourage regional collaboration and possibly build a Community of Practice in Arab countries on the knowledge economy.

The focus of the conference was on “how to” transform a knowledge economy, paying close attention to the countries’ national context, culture, and circumstances.

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