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Secretary-General Appoints Fadhel Kaboub Under-Secretary-General for Financing for Development

The Secretary-General of the Organisation of Educational Cooperation (OEC), H.E. Sheikh Manssour Bin Mussallam, announced today his decision to appoint Dr Fadhel Kaboub, of Tunisia, as Under-Secretary-General for Financing for Development.

Prior to joining the OEC, Dr Kaboub served as an associate professor of economics at Denison University and president of the Global Institute for Sustainable Prosperity. As a teacher, scholar, and policy advisor during the last 20 years, Dr. Kaboub’s work has focused on designing public policies to enhance monetary and economic sovereignty in the Global South, build resilience, and promote equitable and sustainable prosperity. He has held a number of research affiliations with the Levy Economics Institute (NY), the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University (MA), the Economic Research Forum (Cairo), Power Shift Africa (Nairobi), and the Center for Strategic Studies on the Maghreb (Tunis).

On accepting this appointment at the OEC, Dr Kaboub stated:

“I am honored and humbled by the Secretary-General’s appointment to join the Organisation of Educational Cooperation as Under-Secretary-General for Financing for Development, and I am grateful for the opportunity to serve in an organisation that works with Member States towards reducing the Global South’s external debt, securing sustainable financing mechanisms, and creating the fiscal policy space to promote the endogenous economic development needed to achieve the goals of the Universal Declaration of Balanced and Inclusive Education and to meet the aspirations of young people from across the Global South.”

In his new capacity, Dr Fadhel Kaboub heads the Department of Financing for Development (FINDEV) and serves in the Cabinet of the Secretary-General.