• 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...

  • Feb 27, 2024

    Arab Payment Week (APW) Event to be held in Abu Dhabi

    This 3-days event will bring together the financial community to drive financial inclusion and promote collaboration and innovation

  • Feb 13, 2024

    Under the Patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum - the inauguration of “ARPCSO” (Buna Payments) at the World Governments Summit 2024

    Dubai, February 12, 2024: Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, Buna (The Arab Regional Payments Clearing and Settlement Organization “ARPCSO”, owned by The Arab Monetary Fund “AMF”) was inaugurated during the World Governments Summit,...

  • Nov 23, 2023

    The Arab Monetary Fund Releases the 19th Edition of the Arab Economic Outlook Report, including an update on economic growth and inflation expectations in Arab countries for 2023 and 2024.

    Key Highlights of the Report:Economic Growth Projections: The growth rate of Arab economies in 2023 is projected to be around 2.2 percent, decreasing from about 5.8 percent in 2022 due to the tightening of monetary policy, the decline in oil production, and the recent developments in the region. However, a recovery is expected in 2024, with growth...

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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

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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...

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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