About

The Islamic Development Bank (IDB) is a multilateral development bank (MDB) founded in 1973 by the Finance Ministers at the first Organisation of the Islamic Conference. The IDB’s goal is to develop innovative and sustainable solutions to improve infrastructure so as to ensure the people are able to drive their own economic and social progress at scale and reduce the overall poverty.


Double Delegation Council

Difficulty: Intermediate

Eligibility: 17-18

Venue: Humanities Room

Overview

THE QUESTION OF RESTRUCTURING THE KAFALA SYSTEM

Under the Kafala system, migrants seeking to find employment in the Gulf States are required to have an in-country sponsor who keep tight control of their rights. Plagued by global criticism of the rampant abuse of migrants’ rights by their employers, the IDB will be hard-pressed to achieve a solution that resolves this issue, permitting migrants to continue working in the Middle East with the working conditions and freedom they deserve.

The Issue of Diversifying Oil-Reliant Economies

The regional economy of the Middle East has been heavily dependent upon its exports of oil and oil-related products for several decades, but its recent stagnation has indicated the dangers of such over-reliance. Members of the IDB will have to align their economic goals with each other so as to resolve this issue, while dealing with the larger problem of sanctions and a slowing global economy.

 
Ethan Ong

Ethan Ong
Head Chair

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Ang Ing Zi

Ang Ing Zi
Deputy Chair

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Colin Goh

Colin Goh
Deputy Chair

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