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Expert Group Meeting on New Sources of Development Finance in the Arab Region

Amman, Jordan

The overall objective of the EGM was to find out new financial means and ways to raise financial resources for development in the Arab region with the chief aim of enhancing the productivity of the economic sectors and providing new job opportunities. The meeting provided a platform for researchers, practitioners as well as other concerned individuals to share their experiences regarding the role of innovative funding approaches in supporting development projects. The meeting carried out through several sessions organized along two consecutive days. The EGM included the following core themes: (1) Excess liquidity in Arab banks; (2) Islamic Finance; (3) Microfinance; and (3) Workers’ Remittances.