Report on the Implementation of the Euro-Mediterranean Charter for Enterprise: 2008 Enterprise Policy Assessment

 

 

report on the Implementation of the Euro-Mediterranean Charter for Enterprise: 2008 Enterprise Policy Assessment

 

Rapport sur la mise en oeuvre de la Charte euro-méditerranéenne pour l’entreprise: évaluation 2008 de la politique de l’entreprise

 

This report offers a fresh look at policies that promote entrepreneurship and enterprise development in the Mediterranean partner countries: Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, the Palestinian Authority, Syria and Tunisia.

The process of convergence towards policy guidelines set in the Charter is advancing in the MED region. Convergence is, however, moving more rapidly in some countries than others. The book’s authors discuss these discrepencies by measuring the extent to which countries apply EU enterprise policy guidelines and good practice development in EU and OECD countries. This will set the stage for further opening of their economies, in view of the establishment of the Euro-Med free trade zone targeted for 2010.

The assessment is based on the enterprise policy assessment grid, an analytical tool designed by the OECD and partner organisations in consultation with Euro-Mediterranean Charter stakeholders. It measures and benchmarks progress in the 10 dimensions of the Euro-Mediterranean Charter for Enterprise (adopted in 2004 by Euro-Mediterranean Ministers for Industry to improve the business environment):

  • Simple procedures for enterprises
  • Education and training for entrepreneurship
  • Improved skills
  • Access to finance and investment-friendly taxation
  • Better market access
  • Innovative firms
  • Strong business associations
  • Quality business support schemes and services
  • Strengthening Euro-Mediterranean networks and partnerships
  • Clear and targeted information

 

For more information, please contact: 
Mr. Antonio Fanelli, Deputy Head of PSD Division Antonio.Fanelli@oecd.org.