About the MENA-OECD Competitiveness Programme
The MENA-OECD Competitiveness Programme is a strategic partnership between MENA and OECD economies to share knowledge, expertise and good practices. The Programme’s objective is to contribute to the development of inclusive, sustainable and competitive economies across the region.
The Programme supports reforms to mobilise investment, private sector development and entrepreneurship as driving forces for inclusive growth and employment in the MENA region, building also on the need to mainstream the region’s increasingly well trained youth and women.
The MENA-OECD Competitiveness Programme additionally implements cross-cutting projects with other OECD directorates:
- Egypt Country Programme
- Morocco Country Programme
- EU-OECD Regional Programme on Promoting Investment in the Mediterranean
- EU-OECD Project on Promoting Economic Resilience in Yemen | الموقع العربي
- EU-OECD Project on Promoting Public-Private Dialogue in Libya | الموقع العربي
- EU-OECD Project Supporting the Development of the Suez Canal Economic Zone
- Building Consensus for Economic and Social Reform in Lebanon
Women's Economic Empowerment
Investment & Trade
SMEs & Entrepreneurship
Economic Resilience in Fragile Situations
Private Sector Mobilisation and Social Dialogue
Regional Integration in the Union for the Mediterranean Progress Report
The OECD, in partnership with the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ) launched the first Progress Report on Regional Integration. The Report examines five domains of regional integration, namely trade integration, financial integration, infrastructure integration, movement of people, as well as research and higher education.
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Middle East & North Africa Investment Policy Perspectives
Attracting investment in the MENA region – and harnessing its benefits – is needed now more than ever with the COVID-19 pandemic exacerbating existing challenges and adding new ones.
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Changing Laws and Breaking Barriers for Women’s Economic Empowerment in Egypt, Jordan, Morocco and Tunisia
At a moment when many countries of the MENA region are looking to accelerate economic growth and build more stable, open societies, this report argues that greater women’s economic empowerment holds one of the keys. It asserts that despite challenges some countries are facing in guaranteeing women equal access to economic opportunity, progress is underway and can be further nurtured through targeted, inclusive and coordinated policy actions.
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For more information about the MENA-OECD Competitiveness Programme, please contact: MENA.Competitiveness@oecd.org
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