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Fulfilling a Promise: Reform Prospects in the MENA Region
Tuesday, September 9, 2003, 2:30 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
IMF Auditorium (Enter via the IMF Center)
720 19th St. N.W., Washington, DC

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Despite ongoing efforts to spur recovery and accelerate reforms, many countries in the Middle East and North Africa remain on a slow growth path, and are not effectively deriving full benefits from globalization and closer economic integration with the rest of the world. What can be done to assist these countries in deepening reforms and reaching their potential? The following panelists will attempt to answer this question:

George T. Abed (Moderator)
Middle Eastern Department

Amer Bisat
Senior Economist and Portfolio Manager

Hani Findakly
Clinton Group

Mustapha Kamel Nabli
Chief Economist and Director
Middle East/North Africa
The World Bank

Shibley Telhami
Department of Government and Politics
University of Maryland