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Initiatives
Second Economic Consultative Council

After the First Economic Consultative Council concluded studying and adopting the majority of the recommendations that resulted from the first retreat, His Majesty called for a second retreat at the Dead Sea on 31 March 2001. Participants agreed on the need to develop strategies on the following topics to achieve sustainable economic and social development:

  • First pillar: Agriculture
  • Second pillar: Administrative reform
  • Third pillar: Investment
  • Fourth pillar: Community culture
  • Fifth pillar: Human resource development
  • Sixth pillar: Governorates development

The Economic Consultative Council re-convened on 23 April 2001 and the King charged the council with the responsibility of preparing national strategies on the mentioned topics. The council would also act as a liaison for negotiation and cooperation among the various national private and public economic actors in different fields.

His Majesty issued royal directives to form a steering committee stemming from the Economic Consultative Council to take charge of the following tasks:

  1. Follow up on the implementation of Economic Consultative Council recommendations and to work as a coordinator between the council and the government in recommendation implementation
  2. Define the subjects that should be proposed to the Economic Consultative Council
  3. Act as a liaison between the council and economic and social civil society commissions
  4. Explain the subjects that the council is studying and recommending through the media

Six committees branched out of the Economic Consultative Council; each committee is specialised in one of the six mentioned pillars.