WBI, IMF offer course on MENA policy for inclusive growth

WBI, IMF offer course on MENA policy for inclusive growth

Deadline to apply: March 22, 2012
The course, titled ?Innovation Policy for Inclusive Growth and Employment Creation in MENA," is currently available and open for registration; it will take place in Kuwait in March 20-24.

Please note: 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, and Yemen).

This course will provide participants with guidance, tools, and actual examples on how to design and implement innovation policy for growth and employment creation in their specific country context. Best practices and demonstrated successful examples in implementing innovation policy will be featured.

The course is intended to help countries conceptualize, formulate and implement coherent and cross-sectoral knowledge- and innovation-based strategies building on a conceptual and institutional framework of innovation policy for inclusive growth and employment creation. Furthermore, the course aims to facilitate knowledge exchange and peer-to-peer learning in innovation policy and broader knowledge economy strategies for stakeholders from both the public and private sector.

This course is jointly offered by the World Bank Institute and the IMF Middle East Center for Economics & Finance (CEF). Expenses covered by CEF for participants: economy air travel, hotel lodging, and per diem.

Contact: Sarah Mahdi, CEF Course Administrator at CE12107@imf.org or +965 2224 5115.

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