Graham Glenday, Fernando Fernholz and Joe Tham of the Duke Center for International Development (DCID) at the Sanford School of Public Policy delivered an intensive five-day workshop in Kuwait for the World Bank on public investment management (PIM) and project appraisal. The workshop was held at the IMF Center for Economics and Finance (CEF) in Kuwait City Jan. 10-14.
The program was initiated and led by Michael Schaeffer, senior public sector specialist with the World Bank working on public invest management in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.
Thirty senior government officials attended the workshop. They represented 14 MENA countries and regions: Algeria, Comoros, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia and West Bank and Gaza.
“Based on the lessons learned in the program about the structure and functions of PIM systems and project appraisal, participants applied diagnostic tools to assess the structure and performance of the PIM systems in their own countries,” Glenday said.
After conducting their research, each of the participants presented their findings at the workshop.