Arab Industrial Development Organization (AIDO)

Organisation arabe pour le développement industriel (OADI)
Organización Arabe para el Desarrollo Industrial

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May 1968, Cairo (Egypt), under the auspices of League of Arab States (LAS), as Industrial Development Centre for the Arab States (IDCAS) -- Centre de développement industrial des Etats arabes. Listed name adopted when became an independent specialized Arab agency in accordance with Resolution No 472 of the Economic Council of the Arab League, 10 Sep 1978. Provisions of Agreement approved at Extraordinary Meeting of the Council of IDCAS, held at Ministers of Industry level, 14-15 May 1979, Tunisia. Commenced operation 21 July 1980, Baghdad (Iraq). Ceased to exist when merged with Arab Organization for Mineral Resources (AOMR) and Arab Organization for Standardization and Metrology (ASMO) to form Arab Industrial Development and Mining Organization (AIDMO).


Enhance industrialization in the Arab countries, encourage proper utilization of their natural wealth, hasten their progress and development, by: promoting Arab cooperation in the field of industrial and economic planning; carrying out technical and economic feasibility studies; consolidating efforts directed towards raising productivity and improving efficiency of organization in industrial establishments; cooperating with training institutions in the Arab States and with international organizations for setting up industrial training programmes; organizing industrial scientific conferences and seminars to study various aspects of industrial development and provide solutions to problems; promoting industrial information and creating connections with advanced sources of information; offering advisory services in the fields of production, marketing and finance; preparing uniform systems for national income accounts and industrial cost accounting for the Arab countries; attracting emigrant Arab experts and recruiting them for consultancy services in the various fields of industrial and economic development.

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Assists specific industrial development projects; organizes seminars, meetings, workshops, training programmes. Documentation and Industrial Information Centre. Instrumental in setting up: Arab Federation for Engineering Industries (AFEI); Arab Industrial Information Bank (ARIFO); Arab Sugar Federation (ASF); Arab Union for Cement and Building Materials (AUCBM); Textile Industry Regional Information Centre.


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Members in 20 countries
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Subjects *

  • Commerce
    • Finance
    • Market
  • Industry
    • Industry
    • Production
  • Management
    • Planning
  • Economics
    • Economic
  • Technology
    • Technical
  • Development
    • Development

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and Production



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