• May 06, 2024

    Arab Monetary Fund, Bahrain FinTech Bay reinforce their cooperation to Drive Financial Innovation in the Arab region through knowledge sharing and skills development

    Arab Monetary Fund, Bahrain FinTech Bayreinforce their cooperation to Drive Financial Innovation in the Arab region through knowledge sharing and skills development.

  • May 06, 2024

    Arab Monetary Fund, Dubai International Financial Centre join forces to support financial development in the Arab region through technical advice and capacity development

    Arab Monetary Fund, Dubai International Financial Centre join forces to support financial development in the Arab region through technical advice and capacity development.

  • Apr 27, 2024

    The Secretariat of the Council of Arab Central Banks and Monetary Authorities’ Governors Arab Day for Financial Inclusion - April 26th, 2024 Under the overarching theme: “Encouraging Saving to Enhance Financial Inclusion”

    The issue of financial inclusion receives great attention from the Council of Arab Central Banks and Monetary Authorities’ Governors, in recognition of the potential and significant opportunities that can be achieved by enhancing access to financial services in Arab countries to support inclusive and sustainable economic development. Undoubtedly,...

  • Mar 28, 2024

    Public debt and economic growth in Arab countries: structural or short-term benefits?

    The way public debt affects economic growth in the Arab region is heterogeneous and depends on the country's income level group.For middle- and high-income Arab countries, public debt helps improve long-term growth with a very limited impact in the short term. There is no evidence that public debt improves economic growth in low-income Arab...

  • Mar 14, 2024

    The Arab Monetary Fund Releases a Study on Climate Change and Economic Growth in Arab Countries

    The Arab region is one of the regions most heavily impacted by worldwide climate changes.Major Contributors: Increased CO2 levels and land cover changes mainly drive climate-related economic impacts.Arab countries are encouraged to adopt comprehensive strategies to combat the effects of climate change.Investment in renewable energy, promoting...

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The Arab Committee on Banking Supervision

The Arab Committee on Banking Supervision (ACBS) was established in 1991 by the Council of Governors of Arab Central Banks and Monetary Agencies.

The Arab Committee on Payment and Settlement Systems

The Council of Governors of Arab central banks and monetary agencies decided in its 2004 annual meeting, to establish the Arab Committee on Payment and Settlement Systems (ACPSS).

The Arab Committee on Credit Information

The Council of Arab Central Banks and Monetary Authorities’ Governors decided in 2015 to establish the Arab Committee on Credit Information.

Financial Stability Task Force

The Council of Arab Central Banks and Monetary Authorities’ Governors decided in 2014 to establish, the Financial Stability Task Force (FSTF). The Task Force is composed mainly of Directors in charge of financial stability issues at Central Banks in the region and meets at least twice a year

Arab Financial Inclusion Task Force

The main objective of the Task Force is to contribute to the ongoing efforts to increase financial inclusion in the Arab countries, by assisting national authorities in strengthening their regulations and instruments to expand financial services coverage, enhance financial awareness in the Arab region...

Arab Regional Fintech Working Group

A working group comprising technicians and experts from the Arab countries from the public and private sectors in addition to experts from regional and international financial institutions, service providers and leading organizations in Fintech industry at the international level.

The Financial Inclusion for the Arab Region Initiative (FIARI)

FIARI is a key driver for increasing financial inclusion and translating the willingness of the Arab Monetary Fund to strengthen the technical assistance and the capacity development to support member states and make efforts to provide financial services to Arab countries.

Arab Debt Market Development Initiative

The initiative to develop debt markets in Arab countries is a joint project between the Arab Monetary Fund (AMF) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), which aims to promote and enhance the functioning of both, government and private, debt markets in the Arab countries.

ArabStat Initiative

The Arab initiative has for mission to assist Arab countries to strengthen, improve and adapt their statistical system and also involves the promotion and harmonization of statistics among Arab countries through the use of identical methodologies, concepts, definitions and classifications.

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The Arab Monetary Fund focuses on implementing a set of qualitative activities and interventions with a strategic dimension in the areas of the digital economy related to the Fund's work and its establishment agreement.