The idea of establishing the Economic Forum for Sustainable Development dates to 2017, when Professor Manahel Thabet, a Saudi Professor of Economy, specializing in financial engineering and mathematics, accepted a broad invitation from the directors of independent economic institutions to an informal meeting in the City of London. This took place in the UK in February 2017.

The EFSD was launched at the British parliament with the support of APPG as an independent forum. Many events were launched later on to support the direction of the EFSD.


WE AIM TO BECOME THE KNOWLEDGE BASE ECONOMY THINK TANK  by leveraging our expertise and resources to develop and disseminate new knowledge and ideas about sustainable development.

Our strategy is centered on three main pillars: research, education, and engagement.

First, EFSD is committed to conducting high-quality research on a range of topics related to sustainable development, including economic inequality, climate change, and economic growth. We believe that by generating new knowledge, we can better understand the challenges facing the world today and identify solutions that can drive positive change.

Second, at the EFSD we are dedicated to educating the public about sustainable development through our events, workshops, and other educational initiatives. By providing a platform for experts to share their insights and ideas, we aim to raise awareness and understanding of the issues at hand.

Finally, EFSD is committed to engaging with a wide range of stakeholders, including policymakers, businesses, and civil society organizations. By fostering collaboration and dialogue, we hope to drive meaningful change and create a more sustainable and equitable future for all.

Overall, our goal is to be a leading voice in the conversation on sustainable development, using our expertise and resources to generate new knowledge, educate the public, and engage with stakeholders in order to drive positive change.


EFSD is an independent organization tasked with studying and anticipating the development of economic conditions and the transition to the digital economy. The Forum is working in accordance with the desire to increase economic growth and social development, and it serves GCC in general by creating a partnership among businessmen and women, entrepreneurs, politicians, intellectuals, and leaders. They will also look into other community issues to identify, and study, such as salaries, pension funds, SME’s the trade and investment laws and regulations, and/or other basic economic topics.

As a voluntary institution, the Forum is constrained by non-interference in politics or advocacy in national conflicts.

Our Values

INTEGRITY: We operate with transparency and honesty in all our interactions, and we hold ourselves accountable for our actions.

INNOVATION: We encourage and foster innovative ideas and solutions that promote sustainable development.

COLLABORATION: We believe that collaboration is essential to achieve sustainable development and create solutions that benefit all.

INCLUSIVITY: We value diversity and strive to create an inclusive environment that promotes equitable access to resources and opportunities.

Our Vision

We aspire to inspire and empower communities, governments, and businesses to prioritize sustainable development practices. Our commitment to fostering a culture that prioritizes sustainability encourages individuals, organizations, and nations to adopt innovative solutions.

Our Mission

The Economic Forum for Sustainable Development is committed to promoting sustainability through economic development, innovation, and collaboration. We aim to facilitate a dialogue between government, business, and civil society to achieve a more sustainable future for all. Focusing on advanced economy.