The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region needs private investment, both domestic and foreign, to provide new engines of growth and dynamism. Some of the region's biggest challenges lie in strengthening the process of change, maintaining, supporting and tracking the progress of policy implementation and in providing capacity-building assistance.

>> About the programme
>> Key publications




News and events

Investment policies and promotion

SME policy, entrepreneurship and human capital development

Women's entrepreneurship and economic empowerment

Business integrity / corporate governance




Upcoming: SME Policies for Job Creation in the MENA Region, Paris, France - 23-24 September 2014

Upcoming: Public-Private Dialogue on Egypt's River Transport Sector, Cairo, Egypt - 18 September 2014

Women's Business Forum Meeting
Paris, France - 6 June 2014

Launch: Business Climate Review of Egypt
Cairo, Egypt - 11 May 2014

Groupe de travail MENA-OCDE relatif à la sécurité des investissements en Méditerranée lance une task force sur la « finance islamique »
Paris, 16 April 2014

Technical Workshop: "The amended Arab League Investment Agreement: Key improvements and ratification process"
Cairo, Egypt - 7-8 April 2014

OECD MENA team presents their review of the "Implementation of the Small Business Act for Europe in the Meditteranean Middle East and Africa"
Brussels - 19 February 2014

>> All meetings



The Deauville Partnership and the MENA-OECD Initiative

Investment security in the Mediterranean (ISMED)

Iraq project

Libya project

Business climate assessment

Energy and infrastructure




 Permanent url: