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Administrative reform in Kuwait’s public sector in focus Kuwait Economic Society to organize public seminar on March 3

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 28: Extending the efforts of Kuwait Economic Society on the topic of administrative reform in the public sector in the State of Kuwait, Manaf Al Hajeri, Head of the Policy Committee in Kuwait Economic Society, announced holding a public lecture on Monday March 3, in the society premises in Shuwaikh which will be presented by Prof Giacomo Luciani.
The topic of the lecture will be on issues in the governance in the state administrative sector. Specific focus will be on the situation in Kuwait through drawing parallels in order to understand what lessons may be derived for Kuwait from the discussion of other cases such as Russia, Mexico, Venezuela, Abu Dhabi, Saudi Arabia, Algeria and more. The lecture will highlight the necessity for a resource-rich country to have a long-term vision of its own future, engage in strategic economic planning.

A strategic economic plan based on a well-defined vision is a tool to create consensus and coverage efforts in society. Among topics to be presented: Separation of strategic policy making from the day-to-day exercise of power in government. Establishment of autonomous agencies - or granting of greater autonomy to existing agencies - which would be separate from the bureaucracy, yet maintain a public character.
Prof Giacomo Luciani is a renowned political economy scholar with extensive work on developing countries with an emphasis on the Middle East. Since 2012, Adjunct Professor at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva; Director of the Executive Master in International Oil and Gas Leadership. Since 2010, Scientific Director of the Master in International Energy, Paris School of International Affairs, Sciences Po, Paris; he is also a Princeton University Global Scholar.
The lecture will be in English with the availability of instant translation to Arabic.

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