'Arab Aid' launched by ANDRI to promote work around the world

Published July 13th, 2003 - 02:00 GMT

The Arab National and Regional Development Institutions (ANRDI) has launched a new name and logo for the body to help promote its work around the world. The name 'Arab Aid' has been selected as a powerful statement that symbolizes the enormous amount of development aid that the eight organizations within ANDRI have already provided to 147 countries on every continent.  


Since 1975 ANRDI has provided over $70 billion in development financing. Today the Arab World is the most generous global provider of overseas development aid – at times providing nearly one quarter of the annual aid provided by countries across the world. But this fact is little known either within the Arab World or by the wider international community.  


The new logo and branding for the Coordination Group of the eight separate funds is the first step in a program of activity to significantly enhance international awareness of the work of the Arab Aid and to deliver a much sharper focus on the huge contribution the Arab World makes to transforming the lives of millions of people across the developing world.  


As part of the program Arab Aid will host a high profile symposium and reception for delegates attending the Arab Aid the Annual Meetings of the Boards of Governors of the World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund in Dubai in September.  


ANDRI’s coordination group was created in 1975 and comprises the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development, Kuwait Fund for Arab Development, The Saudi Fund for Development, The Islamic Development Bank, The OPEC Fund for International Development, The Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development, The Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA) and the Arab Gulf Program for United Nations Development Institutions (AGFUND). — (menareport.com) 


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