Promoting investment in the Mediterranean


In Focus:

The EU-OECD Programme on Promoting Investment in the Mediterranean will hold two events 26-28 June 2018 in Cairo, Egypt

These events are in co-operation with, and hosted by, the Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (CRCICA).

EU-OECD Programme on Promoting Investment in the Mediterranean

The EU-OECD Programme on Promoting Investment in the Mediterranean supports efforts to boost the quality and quantity of investment to and within the Mediterranean region. Working in partnership with governments and institutions, the Programme will engage in regional and national actions to create more robust and coherent investment policies and strategies, including:

  • modernising investment policies

  • building institutional capacity and co-ordination

  • promoting networking between Euro-Mediterranean investment promotion agencies

  • enhancing public-private dialogue for more inclusive policy making

  • increasing the region’s investment promotion capacities

  • raising awareness of the region’s attractiveness

  • promoting inclusive investment strategies

  • engaging the business sector responsibly

Programme actions will build on well-established international tools and standards such as the OECD’s Policy Framework for Investment and the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.

The Programme is governed by an advisory group co-chaired by the European Commission and the OECD, with the participation of representatives of beneficiary countries and the Secretariat of the Union for the Mediterranean.


The OECD Secretary-General launched this four-year programme in Tunisia at the MENA-OECD Ministerial Conference on 3-4 October 2016:


Second Year

First Year

  • EU-OECD Regional seminar,  "Institutional Reforms of Investment Promotion Agencies" and national workshop for Morocco – 30 January-1 February 2018, Rabat, Morocco
  • EU-OECD Regional workshop, “Sustainable investment and responsible business conduct in the Mediterranean” – 6-7 November 2017, Cairo, Egypt
  • EU-OECD Regional workshop, “Making Investment Promotion Work for Sustainable Development in the Southern Mediterranean” – 16-17 October 2017, Paris, France.
  • EU-OECD Regional Workshop, "Improving Investment Frameworks: a Focus on Regulatory Reforms" – 16-17 May 2017, Tunis, Tunisia
  • First Advisory Group Meeting of the EU-OECD Programme on Promoting Investment in the Mediterranean – 7 March 2017, Paris, France



Documents and links:

EU-OECD Programme overview: English | French | Arabic

Policy Framework for Investment

OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises

MENA Initiative on Governance and Competitiveness for Development


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