Symposia

February 13, 2019 - Good Governance and Transparency in the Arab World

The IMF Middle East Center for Economics and Finance (CEF) in Kuwait, jointly with the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development (AFESD), held a high-level symposium on “Good Governance and Transparency in the Arab World” on Wednesday, February 13, 2019. Read more

November 13, 2018 - The World Economic Outlook, Implications for Kuwait and the Region

The IMF Middle East Center for Economics and Finance in Kuwait, jointly with the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development, held a high-level symposium that discussed the world economic outlook and its implications for Kuwait and the region. Read more

February 14, 2018 - Inclusive Development in the Arab World: A Call for Action

The IMF Middle East Center for Economics and Finance in Kuwait, jointly with the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development, held a high-level symposium that discussed economic policies to achieve inclusive development in the Arab world. Read more

October 31, 2017 - The Economic Challenges Facing Kuwait and the Region

The IMF Middle East Center for Economics and Finance in Kuwait, jointly with the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development, held a high-level symposium that discussed the economic policy challenges faced by Kuwait and the Arab world. Read more

December 7, 2016 - Raising Inclusive Economic Growth in Kuwait and other Arab Countries

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. Read more

May 4, 2017 - Fiscal Reforms in Kuwait and other Arab Countries

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 “Fiscal Reforms in Kuwait and other Arab Countries” on Monday May 8, 2017. The event was hosted at the Arab Fund’s Headquarters. Read more

May 16, 2016 - The Path to Economic Diversification in Kuwait and other GCC Countries

The CEF and the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development (AFESD) jointly organized a symposium on “The Path to Economic Diversification in Kuwait and other GCC Countries”. Read more

November 18, 2015 - The World is Fast: How to Understand It and Thrive in It

“There are three major challenges that countries need to address today as the world has evolved at an ever-increasing pace”, said Thomas Friedman, New York Times columnist and Pulitzer Prize winning author. Read more

January 25, 2016 - Tax Reform and its Economic Implications

Mario Mansour, Deputy Chief of the Tax Policy Division of the IMF’s Fiscal Affairs Department, explained that GCC countries should consider introducing broad base taxes to mitigate fiscal pressures stemming from low oil prices. Read more

September 14, 2015 - Implications of Subsidy Reform for Kuwait and the Arab World

The IMF’s Middle East Center for Economics and Finance (CEF) and the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development (AFESD) jointly organized a panel discussion on the economic and social implications of the subsidy reform on September 14, 2015. CEF Director Oussama Kanaan moderated the panel which featured three keynote speakers: Ananthakrishnan Prasad, IMF mission chief to Kuwait, Firas Raad, World Bank Country Manager in Kuwait, and Imed Limam, Advisor at the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development (AFESD). Read more