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Renewable Energies in the Middle East and North Africa, March 2013
For governments searching to create jobs, to satisfy the growing energy demand of their populations and to diversify their economies, the appeal of renewable energies is strong. However, the right policy framework and support need to be put in place if the region wants to attract private investment in the sector and reap the benefits of its favourable resource endowment, especially as regards solar and wind energy. This report makes the case for a stronger deployment of renewables in the Middle East and North Africa and identifies the appropriate support policies required to stimulate the necessary private investment.
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Arab World Competitiveness Report, 2011-2012, December 2011
This joint report, a collaboration between the World Economic Forum and the OECD, is a contribution to understanding the key factors determining future prosperity and economic growth in the Arab world, following the critical juncture in the region in 2011. The report offers policymakers and business leaders an important tool in formulating improved economic policies and institutional reforms.
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