Independently commissioned by IAI, the three studies comprising this book examine inter-Arab industrial and economic cooperation. The first chapter analyses the industrial strategies, economic policies and attempts at harmonisation and cooperation of the Arab countries, providing a detailed picture of the convergences and divergences, the potential and the difficulties faced by the region. The second chapter examines the importance of coordinating economic polices if economic integration is to be sustained, and considers the implications to the world economy. Lastly, the third chapter examines Arab labour flows, a key factor in the development of the Arab countries.
1. Industrialisation in Arab Countries: Patterns, Options and Strategies Z.Y. Hershlag 2. Arab Economic Cooperation Samir A. Makdisi 3. Arab Migrations Abdelwahab Bouhdiba