This report examines how current legal provisions in Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia are impacting women’s ability to fully participate in economic life, both as employees and entrepreneurs. It is based on a comparative analysis of the various rights set out in constitutions, personal status laws, labour laws, in addition to tax and business laws. The report recognises the considerable progress made – in particular in the aftermath of the 2011 uprisings – following the adoption of constitutional and institutional reforms to strengthen women’s status.
Yet ensuring sufficient opportunities for women remains a challenge in the six countries. The report suggests that this may be due to different factors such as: the existence of certain laws that are gender discriminatory, contradictions between various legal frameworks, lack of enforcement mechanisms, and barriers for women in accessing justice. Through targeted policies, countries can tackle these challenges, and help unleash women’s potential to boost growth, competitiveness and inclusive social development.
Les perspectives économiques pour 2017 restent d’un optimisme prudent, et reposent dans une large mesure sur la capacité du gouvernement à maintenir le programme de réformes à mettre en oeuvre efficacement la stratégie de développement durable.
These ready-made tables and charts provide for snapshot of aid (Official Development Assistance) for all DAC Members as well as recipient countries and territories. Summary reports by regions (Africa, America, Asia, Europe, Oceania) and the world are also available.
Ahmedabad, Inde, 22 mai 2017 – Les gouvernements africains doivent s’appuyer davantage sur les entrepreneurs du continent pour industrialiser leurs économies, d’après les Perspectives économiques en Afrique 2017.
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Egypt is going through a major political transition. It will need to manage that transition in ways that bring about greater cohesion in the Egyptian society and greater capacity to build a more competitive and sustainable economy. Effective education is the key to both these challenges.
Depuis l’élection présidentielle de juillet 2014, l’horizon économique apparaît dégagé. La croissance du produit intérieur brut (PIB) est ressortie à 3.7 % au dernier trimestre de l’exercice budgétaire 2013/14, contre 1.5 % l’année précédente.
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4-page policy note detailing the key results and recommendations from OECD Trade Policy Paper 179 on the Participation of Developing Countries in Global Value Chains.
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24-page summary paper of the OECD trade policy paper #179 on participation of developing countries in global value chains available on the OECD iLibrary.
Higher level vocational education and training (VET) programmes are facing rapid change and intensifying challenges. This report on Egypt examines what type of training is needed to meet the needs of a changing economy, how programmes should be funded, how theyshould be linked to academic and university programmes and how employers and unions can be engaged. The country reports in this series look at these and other questions. They form part of Skills beyond School, the OECD policy review of postsecondary vocational education and training.
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Jan Rieländer, economist at the Development Centre, talks with Radio France Internationale about the economic situation in Egypt.