The Middle East Institute is proud to host the IMF's Masood Ahmed for a discussion about the economic prospects in the MENA region. Specifically, he will discuss the prospects for the Middle East and North Africa region in light of the global economic recovery that has begun to gain traction after the deepest downturn in recent history. The region's oil-exporting countries are benefiting from solid oil prices, and oil importers are recovering from last year's economic slowdown. At the same time, however, new global growth patterns imply important challenges for the region, for which Mr. Ahmed will provide policy options. Discussing the outlook for the region, Mr. Ahmed will place special emphasis on competitiveness and job creation.

Speaker: Masood Ahmed