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10/28/2021 | News release | Distributed by Public on 10/28/2021 16:41

Meetings and technical consultations held by the delegation of the Arab Planning Institute

"Meetings and technical consultations held by the delegation of the Arab Planning Institute with the team from the OECD"

A delegation from the Arab Planning Institute (API) which included the task force in charge of implementing the "Post Covid Governance Response Program", held a series of meetings and technical consultations with their partner in implementation, the task force from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), during the period of 25-27/10/2021, in the headquarters of the OECD in Paris, France.

The delegation and task force of the Arab Planning Institute was headed by Prof. Dr. Walid Abdmoulah - Deputy Director General, and its members include:

- Prof. Dr. Awni Al-Rashoud - Head of the Arab Planning Institute's Work Team

- Mr. Nasser Asrawi - Technnical Coordinator of the Program

The two teams discussed a number of important issues related to the implementation of the GoRep program, which are as follows:

1. The project work areas, and the distribution of roles between the two teams.

2. The supervision structure of the program.

3. The financial model and the method of implementing the project.

The meetings and technical consultations were held over three days, which included the following:

Day 1 - Monday October 25, 2021

- The Arab Planning Institutes delegation met with the Deputy Director-General of the Government Program and several directors in the various government departments. He welcomed the delegation of the API, and showed appreciation for the current strategic partnership between the API and the OECD in implementing this important project. He also expressed great willingness to cooperate with the API in areas of common interest.

- Dr. Walid Abdmoulah, the Deputy Director General, also welcomed the strategic cooperation between the API and the OECD in implementing this important program for the region. Dr. Abdmoulah gave detailed background and explanation regarding the services the Arab Planning institute offers, such as its consultations, training and research development services. Dr. Abdmoulah also discussed the importance opening new horizons for cooperation between the two institutions.

- The API's delegates also met with Ms. Miriam Allam - Director of the MENA-OECD Governance Program, and Mr. Alessandro Bellantoni - Director of Governance and Innovation, who stressed the importance of cooperation and strategic relationship between the OECD and the API in implementing the Governance Response Program.

Day 2 - Tuesday October 26, 2021:

- The delegation and task force of the API met with several officials specialized in the field of competition, enhancing leadership capabilities, change management, innovation in the public sector, digital transformation and transparent data. The officials expressed their willingness to participate in the implementation of the program and cooperate with the API in relation to the framework of an open and responsive government. They were appreciative of the API's work and effort in the cooperation with the OECD to implement the program in the State of Kuwait, which will be a model for later implementation in the rest of the Arab states.

Day 3 - Wednesday October 27, 2021:

- The delegation and task force of the API continued its meetings and technical consultations with several officials and managers in the OECD, such as the Economics Department, Organizational Policies and Governance in the Public Sector, where there was a discussion of a cooperation between these departments and the API. Dr. Abdmoulah, indicated opportunities for cooperation between the API and OECD in the areas of the API's reports, economic forecasting, developmental reports. Dr. Abdmoulah also discussed collaboration between the API and OECD in the mechanism for studying, evaluating approving laws and surveying their economic, social and environmental impact on the State of Kuwait in particular and the Arab States in general.

In the final and closing session of the Arab Planning Institutes delegation and task force visit, and based on the results of the series of meetings and technical consultations, it was emphasized that cooperation between the API and the OECD is vital, and to move forward in the implementation of the "Post Covid Governance Response Program".