02 February 2023 07:21 PM

IDSC: Sovereign funds innovative financing tool

Monday، 28 November 2022 - 11:10 AM

The cabinet's Information and Decision Support Center (IDSC) said sovereign funds represent an innovative financing tool that surfaced to help achieve sustainable development.

This came in a video wired by the center to highlight the history of establishing sovereign funds.

The video said that the first sovereign fund was set up in Kuwait in 1953 with an aim to invest in oil revenues to maintain the rights of the coming generations.

The video added that the sovereign funds are established to realize three main goals; achieving stability and protecting the general budget and economy from fluctuating prices, saving through turning non-renewable accounts into diverse asset portfolios and, finally, realizing development through incentivizing finance of social and economic projects in order to increase gross domestic product, employment, etc.

MENA

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