\ JEF Archive 2005

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Mission Statement

The 2005 Jeddah Economic Forum will focus on creating a vision for sustainable development in a manner which builds on previous theories that took a purely economic approach emphasizing hard dimensions such as the availability of capital and the adequacy of infrastructure.

This year, in addition to this philosophy, we will adopt a more holistic methodology which expands the hard economic approach to development in order to encompass the softer social dimension with a focus on concepts such as capacity building, expansion of social capital, and the adequacy of soft infrastructure; how institutions of learning, production, regulation, and social support all fit together and support social and economic development.
The 2005 Jeddah Economic Forum will explore techniques to successfully apply these concepts at the personal, community, institutional, municipal, national and international level.