Virtual Briefing to the Netherlands Embassy to Yemen
October 1, 2020 Online
This virtual briefing to the Netherlands Embassy was held to introduce the Rethinking Yemen’s Economy (RYE) initiative to the incoming Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, HE Peter-Derek Hof. Development Champions presented findings and recommendations from the Development Champions Forums and RYE research.
Presentations focused on the impact of the war on SMEs, and fuel and local power dynamics. Speakers emphasized the need for economic policy reforms to improve the operating environment of SMEs and create better access for SMEs to affordable financing. Opportunities created by the global Covid-19 pandemic to build back better must be seized.