Abdlatif Y. Al-Hamad

Abdlatif Y. Al-Hamad is Director General and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development. He is a member of the Board of the United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU/IAS) and of The International Investor-Kuwait, as well as a member of the Advisory Council for the Middle East and North Africa Region at the World Bank. Mr. Al-Hamad also served as Kuwait's Minister of Finance and Minister of Planning.

Across the Arab region, progress in achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) has been uneven. Arab countries with higher income per capita stand with better prospects for achieving the Goals than their low-income counterparts.