Welcome to the IMF’s
Middle East Center For Economics And Finance

The mission of the IMF’s Middle East Center for Economics and Finance (CEF) in Kuwait is to build capacity through hands-on training for policy makers from the Arab League countries, as well as to lead conferences, symposia and seminars geared at strengthening the design and implementation of sound economic policies in the region.

The CEF has been providing education and training since 2011, with an official inauguration by Kuwait’s Minister of Finance Anas Al-Saleh and IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde in Kuwait City in November 2014. Kuwait, through the Kuwait Investment Authority under the leadership of Managing Director Bader Al-Sa’ad, has been generously hosting and financing the Center. This is only one of many steps that Kuwait has taken in recent years toward a broad Renaissance to realize and further expand its people’s vast potential, while at the same time advancing its long-standing vision and aspirations in service to the wider Arab community.

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