The IMF Middle East Center for Economics and Finance (CEF), jointly with the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development (AFESD), held a symposium on “Raising Inclusive Economic Growth in Kuwait and other Arab Countries” on Wednesday December 7, 2016.
Training at the CEF
Since the CEF started operations in late 2011, it has offered more than 200 courses, and provided training to more than 6,000 officials from the 22 countries of the Arab League.
Addressing Regional Challenges
When preparing the Course Program, the CEF team takes into consideration the challenges that the Arab League countries face. Low oil prices and macroeconomic imbalances continued to weigh hugely on the economies of the region.
Kuwait’s Minister of Finance Anas Al-Saleh and IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde officially inaugurated the CEF on October 25, 2014 in Kuwait, in presence of the Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors of all GCC countries.
Strengthening Links with Kuwaiti Institutions
The CEF team strives to strengthen the cooperation with the Kuwaiti institutions. This is demonstrated through the conferences, symposia, and other events organized jointly with the Central Bank of Kuwait, the Ministry of Finance of Kuwait, the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development (AFESD), the Capital Markets Authority, and much more.