The Arab Fund activities are based on a set of principles laid out in the Establishment
Agreement. Most importantly its activities are directed to financing projects which
have priority in national development plans. The process for participating includes
conducting a through evaluation of a project's technical and economic feasibility,
and creating sound legal, organizational and technical structures that guarantee
the success of the project. Furthermore, beneficiaries must make a reasonable contribution
to financing of a project.
The Arab Fund ensures distribution of loans among member countries, in accordance
with the established criteria, it gives priority to inter-Arab projects which are
likely to promote cooperation and integration among member countries. The Arab Fund
establishes regulations of project implementation on best technical and financial
terms as part of its superlative approach.
In pursuing these principles, the Arab Fund places great importance on negotiations
with governments regarding its activities. It also looks to benefit from the particular
expertise of member countries. Regardless the experience, expertise and capabilities
the Arab Fund has gained during the last quarter of the century it continues to
ensure the participation of the concerned authorities in the beneficiary countries
in project evaluation, implementation and supervision. In this way the Fund relies
primarily on capabilities available in the member countries, rather than exercising
these activities as its prerogative.
Loans, Disbursements, Repayments and Debt Owed to the Arab Fund During the Period
1974 - 2021