New Discussion Group focusing on North Africa/Middle East
I wish to inform everyone interested in the overall development of the
Middle East and North African region of a major forum organised by both
the World Bank and the regional partners in the coming days (September
3 to 6).
Most importantly is the creation of a discussion group.
The Mediterranean Development Forum (MDF)1998 aims to empower thinkers,
encourage private sector involvement, and mobilise civil society for
greater participation in policy dialogue in order to improve policy
The philosophy of the Cyber-cafe discussion groups is to enhance the
quality of dialogue in the Middle East (including Iran and Turkey) and
North African region (MENA). Highly productive discussions will be
helped by the participant of Mediterranean Development Forum (MDF) on 5
major themes between September 3 and 6:
- Benefit from Globalisation,
- Economic Development and Poverty Reduction,
- Governance (efficiency and participation),
- Human Development, and
- Public-Private Partnerships in the MENA Region.
The goal is to exchange ideas and experiences in dealing with these
specific themes, and to formulate recommendations coming from best
practice in each sector. A Discussion Group has been created for this
For more information please go to the World Bank CIPE site:
and follow the procedure, starting by the registration.
This initiative is thought to foster communication amongst experts and
practitioners in the field of economic development in the MENA region
on a daily basis.
The forum participants will be eager to respond to messages and debate
Send mail for the `AFRO-NETS' conference to `firstname.lastname@example.org'.
Mail administrative requests to `email@example.com'.
For additional assistance, send mail to: `firstname.lastname@example.org'.