Supporting MENA economies in their reform efforts

The MENA Initiative is bringing economies from the region closer to the OECD by deepening the dialogue with the Organisation and supporting MENA reform agendas.

MENA economies have intensified their participation in OECD bodies and their adherence to legal instruments. They have integrated a number of statistical reporting and information systems, benchmarking exercises, and they have continued to participate in OECD Global Foruma publications and policy reviews.

The OECD’s activities with the MENA region involve 19 economies: Algeria, Bahrain, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestinian Authority, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, SyriaTunisia, United Arab Emirates and Yemen.

Additionally, the OECD provides country-specific support for Morocco through the Morocco Country Programme, which aims to support the country in advancing its reform agenda in three strategic areas: competitiveness, public governance and social inclusion.

DIFFERENT FORMS OF COUNTRY ENGAGEMENT

Country Programme: Morocco

Base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS) participantsDjibouti, Egypt, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia

Development Assistance Committee participants: Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE

Governing Board of the Development Centre members: Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia

Investment Committee associates: Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Tunisia

 

Other forms of engagement:

OECD work with MENA countries

MENA-OECD Competitiveness Programme

The Competitiveness Programme works closely with several MENA countries on projects to develop inclusive, sustainable and competitive economies.

Investment Policies: EgyptIraqJordan, Tunisia
Business Climate: Egypt, Morocco 
Energy Investment: Jordan
Macroeconomics: Tunisia
SME Policy
: Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestinian Authority, Tunisia
Suez Canal Economic Zone: Egypt
Women’s Economic Empowerment: Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia

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MENA-OECD Governance Programme

The Governance Programme supports country-specific projects in the areas of public sector reform.

Budgeting: Tunisia
Integrity: Morocco, Tunisia
Local Government: Jordan, Morocco, Tunisia
Public Governance: Palestinian Authority, Tunisia
Rule of Law; Egypt, Iraq, Morocco, Yemen
Women and Justice: Morocco 
Youth: Jordan, Morocco, Tunisia

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Arab-DAC Dialogue on Development

The Development Assistance Committee (DAC) works with several MENA countries to forge new and mutually beneficial relationships in international development co-operation. 

Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates

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G7 Deauville Partnership

Through the MENA Transition Fund of the G7 Deauville Partnership, the OECD has implemented 20 projects accompanying Arab Countries in Transition to achieve their reform efforts.

Egypt, Jordan, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia, Yemen

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G20 African Compact (CWA)

The OECD supports the G20 African Compact which includes Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia, to improve the framework conditions for private investment.

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SIGMA

The EU-OECD Support for Improvement in Governance and Management (SIGMA) provides country assistance in areas such as financial control, organisation of State administration, policy making and co-ordination, public procurement, civil service and human resources development, and administrative law. 

Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Tunisia

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