Anuja Utz, CMI Task Team Leader and main contributor to the report said its approach reflects the rich differences in challenges and opportunities across the MENA region. “Given the diversity of the Arab world, the study does not provide a cookie-cutter approach.” she said. “It offers examples of good practice from countries around the world and policy recommendations to help guide efforts, which should be customized to the specific circumstances of each country.”
The report: Transforming Arab Economies: Traveling the Knowledge and Innovation Road has been launched at a high-level international conference at the headquarters of ISESCO in Rabat on June 4-5, 2013. Participants from governments, the private sector and the civil society will discuss concrete actions to move forward to a knowledge economy in their national contexts as well as within the Arab world and the Mediterranean.