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Arab Planning Institute (API) 2005f
Al-Jahez Street, Off Jamal Abdel Nasser Street, Shuwaikh Safat 13059, Kuwait
tel:965-484 3130/4061 fax:965-484 2935
e-mail:api@api.org.kw
URL:http://www.arab-api.org


Organizational Status: Independent institute, founded in 1966.

General Description: API has the following goals: (1) to undertake research and consulting activities in the areas of human development, planning and decision-making models, environmental economics, and the role of Arab economics in the international division of labor; (2) to provide short-term programs related to the four areas mentioned above; and (3) to establish a modern center for information and research that is capable of meeting the training and research requirements in the Arab world. The current research programs of API focus on problems of macroeconomic modeling aimed at evaluating macroeconomic policies in the Arab countries.

Annual Budget: USD 3 million (2004)

Staff: 50 (10 research, 40 administrative/support), 10 visiting

Executive Officers:
Dr. AL-GHAZALI, Essa (Director General)
Dr. LIMAM, Imed (Deputy Director General)

Public Relations:
Mr. DARWICHE, Karim (Controller)

(As of November, 2004)

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