UN DESA | DPAD | Development Policy Analysis Division
Realizing the MDGs through Socially Inclusive Macroeconomic Policies in the Arab Region
Ministry of Economic Development of Egypt • Ministry of Planning & International Cooperation of Yemen • UN-DESA • UNDP • World Bank
Final country meetings
Cairo, Egypt (4–5 December 2010)
Sana'a, Yemen (20 December 2010)
The final meetings of the capacity development project "Realizing the MDGs through Socially-Inclusive Macroeconomic Policies in the Arab Region" were organized in Cairo, Egypt and Sana'a, Yemen.
The main objectives of the meeting were to:
- present the findings of the studies elaborated by the participating country teams;
- engage country teams and policymakers in a discussion on MDG-related policy implications, taking into consideration the feasibility of achieving the MDGs under different financing scenarios, public spending requirements and macroeconomic trade-offs of scaling up public spending;
- finalize the project, assess overall performance and discuss the sustainability of the newly acquired methodologies for policymaking purposes as well as for further capacity development activities.