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The Arab Monetary Fund

Arab Monetary Fund is a Regional Arab Organization, Founded in 1976, and has started operations in 1977. Member Countries (22) are: Jordan, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Tunisia, Algeria, Djibouti, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Somalia, Iraq, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Egypt, Morocco, Mauritania, Yemen, Comoros.


Objectives:

The fund aims at contributing to the achievement of the following objectives:
• Correcting disequilibria in the balance of payments of member States.

• Striving for the removal of restrictions on current payments between member States.

• Establishing policies and modes of Arab monetary co-operation.

• Rendering advice, whenever called upon to do so, with regard to policies related to the investment of the financial resources of member States in foreign markets.

• Promoting the development of Arab financial markets.

• Paving the way towards the creation of a unified Arab currency.

• Promote trade among member States. 

International Financial Corporation (IFC)

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is the largest global development institution focused exclusively on the private sector in developing countries.
 
We utilize and leverage our products and services—as well as products and services of other institutions in the World Bank Group—to provide development solutions customized to meet clients’ needs. We apply our financial resources, technical expertise, global experience, and innovative thinking to help our partners overcome financial, operational, and political challenges.
Clients view IFC as a provider and mobilizer of scarce capital, knowledge, and long-term partnerships that can help address critical constraints in areas such as finance, infrastructure, employee skills, and the regulatory environment.
 
IFC is also a leading mobilizer of third-party resources for its projects. Our willingness to engage in difficult environments and our leadership in crowding-in private finance enable us to extend our footprint and have a development impact well beyond our direct resources. 

GCC Board Directors Institute

GCC Board Directors Institute is a not-for-profit organization launched by a combination of large corporations and professional advisory firms: EmiratesNBD, Investcorp, SABIC and Saudi Aramco, Allen & Overy, Heidrick & Struggles, McKinsey & Company and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

We also benefit from the support of regional regulatory authorities: the Central Bank of Bahrain, the Capital Market Authority of Saudi Arabia, the Capital Market Authority of Oman, the Securities and Commodities Authority of the UAE and the Qatar Financial Centre Regulatory Authority.


Our vision is to make a positive impact on the economies and societies of the region by promoting professional directorship and raising the level of board effectiveness.

Our mission is to enhance board member capabilities, create a strong and influential regional network of board members, disseminate high quality corporate governance knowledge and leading the regional debate on emerging best governance practices.

We aim to accomplish these goals through a combination of effective practice sharing, experience sharing, access to global knowledge and interaction with regional and international counterparts.

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

The mission of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is to promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world.

The OECD provides a forum in which governments can work together to share experiences and seek solutions to common problems. We work with governments to understand what drives economic, social and environmental change. We measure productivity and global flows of trade and investment. We analyse and compare data to predict future trends. We set international standards on a wide range of things, from agriculture and tax to the safety of chemicals.

Drawing on facts and real-life experience, we recommend policies designed to improve the quality of people's lives. We work with business, through the Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD (BIAC), and with labour, through the Trade Union Advisory Committee (TUAC). We have active contacts as well with other civil society organisations. The common thread of our work is a shared commitment to market economies backed by democratic institutions and focused on the wellbeing of all citizens. Along the way, we also set out to make life harder for the terrorists, tax dodgers, crooked businessmen and others whose actions undermine a fair and open society. 

 

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