What Will It Take? Development Challenges in the Arab World
A discussion with:
Mohammad Pournik, Poverty Practice Team Leader, UNDP Regional Center, Cairo
Andy Baukol, Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Middle East and Africa, U.S. Department of the Treasury
Lionel Johnson, Vice President for Turkey, Middle East & North Africa Affairs, US Chamber of Commerce
Daniel F. Runde, William A. Schreyer Chair and Director, Project on Prosperity & Development, CSIS
The Arab region stands at an historic juncture. Entrenched autocracies have fallen in a number of countries, but poverty, joblessness, and barriers to investment and growth remain high. Volatile, oil-led growth has resulted in weak structural foundations, and this volatility, combined with lack of a long-term vision to mitigate its impact, has adversely affected long-term investment. With emerging democracies still fragile and expectations high, old elites risk being replaced by new elites even as growth stalls and job creation slows further.
Join us for a discussion of economic challenges in the region and how international partners—government, multilaterals, civil society, and the private sector—can encourage investment, inclusive growth, and good governance.
CSIS Center for Strategic and International Studies
1800 K Street, NW, Fourth Floor, Washington, DC 20006
RSVP to PPD@csis.org
Light refreshments provided.