The MENA-OECD Competitiveness Programme (formerly the MENA-OECD Investment Programme) was launched in 2005 at the request of Middle East and North African (MENA) governments to support investment policy reforms for growth and employment in the region. Participating economies include Algeria, Bahrain, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestinian Authority, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates and Yemen.
The Programme convenes representatives of these 18 MENA governments, OECD member countries and emerging economies to exchange good practices in a wide range of policy areas, leveraging the OECD model of policy dialogue and peer learning. It provides a platform for dialogue with civil society, private sector representatives and academia to collectively identify priority business climate reforms and support their implementation.
MENA-OECD 2016 Ministerial Conference
4 October 2016, Tunis
MENA-OECD Initiative Forum on Governance and Competitiveness
3 October 2016, Tunis
Enhancing Integrity for Business Development in the Middle East and North Africa
18 April 2016, Paris
OECD Integrity Week 2016: Fighting The Hidden Tariff: Global Trade Without Corruption
18-22 April 2016, Paris
Resources and Publications
Project Insights: Promoting Investment in a Fragile Context (The OECD Iraq Project)