Area of Interest

  • Designing long, medium and short term development strategies and plans. Linking the state’s general plans with the state budget.
  • Developing public finance, including the state budget.
  • Linking basic and high education with the policies and programs of the labor market. Building institutional governance, transparency and accountability in the government, public and private sectors.
  • Developing the demographic sector and initiating population and immigration policies.
  • Developing the financial sector in favor of development targets.
  • Developing and addressing labor market conditions and developing national labor. Integrating gender in the planning and development system.
  • Laying down policies and programs supporting SMEs.
  • Developing the environmental system in a way that serves sustainable development targets. Reviewing and developing macro-economic and sectoral policies at the national and domestic levels with the aim of achieving comprehensive, sustainable and balanced development.
  • Analyzing and evaluating the performance of production sectors as viewed by structural transformation and economic diversification and probing the scope of policies and programs suitable for the achievement of developmental targets.
  • Preparing the back studies required for the documents of reducing poverty strategies in poor Arab countries of low income, including poverty studies, the case of expenditure distribution and studies on cases of deprivation in the areas of health, nutrition and education.
  • Preparing national reports on competition, particularly those related to the calculation of sub-indicators of competition, the composite index and probing the policies and programs that could promote competitiveness of the country concerned.
  • Analyzing and evaluating the economic efficiency of education systems and probing the policies and programs suitable for their development.
  • Evaluating the quality of the studies and reports prepared by other parties and offer reports prepared by other parties and offer advice on the policies and programs contained therein.



  • Economic models for prediction and the evaluation of economic policies (econometrics and general economic equilibrium, analyzing time series, and input-output tables).
  • Evaluating the impact of economic policies (Privatization and structural re-alignment policies, fiscal reform policies, foreign exchange policies, and foreign trade policies).
  • Planning human resources and the labor force (economies of education, science and technical research, analyzing labor markets, planning labor forces, demographic policies, and policies of social and health security).
  • Evaluating development projects (financial, economic and environmental evaluation, financial analysis and investment. analysis, and analyzing stock markets).
  • Analyzing natural resources (environmental policies, environmental analysis, and managing natural resources). Developing and updating national information systems, particularly developing national accounts and moving to the 2008 system.
  • Developing the tools and models of developmental assessment, including the assembling of social accounts matrixes and developing general equilibrium models, as well as sectoral and macroeconomic models and input-output models.
  • Non-centralization and domestic development issues. Urban planning issues.
  • Financial and economic feasibility studies of developmental projects, while focusing on their promotion among the parties concerned with preparing economic development plans. The project includes the support of capacities through the presentation of training programs for Arab cadres interested in planning, as well as evaluating and implementing development projects.
  • Developing small enterprises based on the dire need to develop these institutions which play a positive role in confronting development dilemmas in many Arab countries within the scope of diversification, creating job opportunities, combating poverty and improving income distribution.
  • Financing and managing micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs).
  • The multi-dimensional institutional system for the support of MSMEs.
  • Planning and economic management.
  • Planning and policies, sectoral management, and domestic development.
  • Policies and management of poverty mitigation programs.
  • Labor market, employment and skill development policies.
  • Distinctive Arab Expertise with long experience in the field of Arab development and in laying down development strategies and polices.
  • The possibility of combining consultancy services with training, where a selected group of employees who would be entrusted with activating the results of consultancy could be trained.
  • Ability to respond swiftly and in a flexible manner in scope of implementation within several development areas, as API possesses vast capabilities in providing the necessary experts to carry out studies and in cooperating with Arab expert’s institutions and universities.