x Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 24 October 2017

IMF discussion on how tech can help MENA growth

The National’s Editor-in-Chief Mina Al-Oraibi moderates a panel at the International Monetary Fund exploring how modern-day tech can influence the lives of people in the region

Technology can play a part in the growth in the region. Getty Images
Technology can play a part in the growth in the region. Getty Images

Technology is radically changing how societies interact and adapt.

As MENA countries seek new engines of growth amid lower oil prices and persistent conflicts in parts of the region, the technology revolution could help transform their economies.

But technology is not a silver bullet.

It brings opportunities for some while others may lose. This seminar examines how new technologies might affect the economic well-being of MENA citizens—and what policymakers can do to maximize the benefits. Watch it live below at 7pm UAE (11am EDT)

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