Martin, Josh
March 2004
Middle East;Mar2004, Issue 343, p24
Arab governments are moving from passive players to active participants on the world economic stage as of March 2004. Arab voices are usually seldom heard, in the emerging global economy, defined by the World Trade Organization and determined by membership in powerful regional trading blocs, Arab countries currently carry little weight. In the past, local Arab regimes have paid lip service to such calls for reform, ignoring the fundamental changes needed to make them work. These include international bodies such as the United Nations Development Programme and the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development, as well as the Arab League itself. Much of the impetus for reforms leading to engagement in the global economic order is now coming from the Arab Business Council, created in 2003 following that year's World Economic Forum summit.


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