The Ministry of Economy and Commerce (MEC) signed Tuesday a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Qatar University (QU), to promote co-operation across various economic research fields.
Saud bin Abdullah al-Attiyah, director of Economic Policy and Research at the MEC, and Dr Khalid Shams Abdulqader, dean of the College of Business and Economics (CBE) at QU, were the signatories.
The MoU is aimed at enhancing co-operation between the MEC and QU in a bid to develop mutually beneficial relations. In line with the MoU, both parties will co-operate in various economic research projects and fields of common interest that have been prioritised in the national strategy such as macroeconomic and economic policies, entrepreneurship, information technology and sustainable economic development.
The main annual report on Qatar’s economy will represent one of the key co-operation projects. The report touches on a number of key economic issues, including the investment environment, productivity, competitiveness, and a number of economic sectors.
Both parties also agreed to develop economic models and publish qualitative economic reports in addition to organising joint training workshops.
The signing of the MoU was followed by a meeting to prepare for the main annual report on Qatar’s economy, which covers a number of topics including: the investment environment, productivity, competitiveness, macroeconomic policies and economic priority sectors.
During the meeting, participants agreed on a work plan and the role and responsibilities assigned to the Department of Economic Policy and Research at the MEC and the CBE at QU.
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