Ownership and oversight are shared with participating countries of the MENA region through a Steering Group jointly chaired by an OECD and a MENA country, and through Working Groups responsible for the delivery of substantive work.
The Steering Group is the MENA-OECD Initiative’s main body and meets annually. It comprises representatives of 18 MENA economies and 34 OECD members as well as international partner organisations. It provides guidance to the Initiative.
The Steering Group Meetings provide the opportunity to present and discuss the recent activities of the MENA-OECD Investment Programme and the planned outputs for the future. Sessions focus on: economic challenges and opportunities: the MENA perspective; activities and projects to support the regional and national efforts for growth and job creation.
The key objective of the MENA-OECD Investment Programme is to mobilise investment — foreign, regional and domestic — as a driving force for economic growth and employment throughout the Middle East and North Africa region. The Investment Programme supports reform efforts of MENA governments to enhance the investment climate by:
The Programme is made up of 18 participating economies: Algeria, Bahrain, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestinian Authority, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen.
Moroccan Minister Boulif talks about Morocco's involvement in the MENA-OECD Initiative (2011 footage, in French)