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Towards a new social contract in the Arab World: global lessons in citizen voice & accountability

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Towards a new social contract in the Arab World:

global lessons in citizen voice & accountability

Experiences from past political and economic transitions

September 22, 2011

1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.


In the spirit and calls for greater accountability and transparency, the World Bank is hosting a discussion bringing together high-level decision makers and civil society representatives from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.  They will exchange knowledge and reflect on the experiences of experts from Indonesia, Turkey and Philippines, who will share the work that have supported the development of social accountability during critical transition periods

Participants include a number of distinguished experts including: World Bank President Robert Zoellick, Egypt’s Deputy Minister for Economic Affairs and Finance Minister H.E. Hazem El Beblawi, Tunisia’s Minister of Finance H.E. Jelloul Ayad, Philippines’ Secretary for the Department of Social Welfare and Development H.E. Mrs. Corazon Soliman, Indonesia’s Deputy Secretary to the Vice President for Political Affairs Professor Dewi Fortuna Anwar and Turkey’s Development Minister H.E. Cevdet Yilmaz.  This will be followed by a discussion with a panel of civil society organizations from the Middle East and North Africa Region.

Make your voice heard!

SUBMIT YOUR QUESTIONS prior to the event and during the event via the live online chat.

PARTICIPATE IN THE EVENT BY LOGGING ONTO THE LIVE ONLINE CHAT beginning Thursday, September 22, 2011 at 3:00pm Eastern Standard Time.

WATCH THE EVENT LIVE on Thursday, September 22, 2011 at 1:00pm Eastern Standard Time.

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