MENA-OECD Working Group on SME Policy, Entrepreneurship and Human Capital Development

Participants will discuss policies to accelerate the development of two categories of firms with high potential impact on job creation and growth: high performance and women-led enterprises.



Cairo Investment Action Plan

Action Plan for Improving Investment Frameworks in the Deauville Partnership Countries to add to emergency measures currently implemented by the Deauville Partnership countries medium-term reform measures in order to retain and attract investors for growth and job creation.



Third meeting of the Working Group on Investment Zones in Iraq

Participants at this meeting agreed that a concerted, government-led push is necessary to make investment zones successful and should include substantial financing, high-level political support, and step-by-step involvement of the private sector, both as zone developers and operators, and as zone residents.



Sixth meeting of the Working Group on Infrastructure Finance in Iraq

Beirut, Lebanon. The organisation of a series of practical, interactive, investment protection and PPP training workshops for Government of Iraq officials was a key recommendation of the sixth meeting of the Working Group on Infrastructure Finance in Iraq.



Conference on Women's Entrepreneurship in the MENA Region

Part of the 2012 OECD Forum, participants at this meeting discussed the means to promote entrepreneurship, and in particular women's entrepreneurship, in the MENA region.



The Deauville Partnership and the MENA-OECD Initiative

The Deauville Partnership, announced at the G8 meeting under the French Presidency in May 2011, supports the transition process in the Middle East and North Africa. The Deauville Partnership involves the G8 countries and Tunisia, Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Libya, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, the UAE and international financial institutions.



The Private Sector's Role in Fighting Corruption: Challenges and Remedies for the Egyptian Business Community

This roundtable provided an opportunity for Egyptian business representatives to come together and engage in an exchange on the measures available to prevent and respond to corruption.



Middle East North Africa: High-level Women's Business Forum meeting

Building on former Women’s Business Forum events which notably discussed businesses’ urgent need to improve access to finance, this meeting will consider how MENA economies can advance private sector development efforts by further supporting women’s economic integration.



Consultation en matière d'intégrité avec les entreprises de Tunisie

Dans le but d’identifier les problèmes les plus urgents auxquels les hommes et les femmes d’affaires de Tunisie veulent s’attaquer en cette période de transition, le Centre Tunisien de Gouvernance d’Entreprise, en collaboration avec le Programme MENA-OCDE pour l’Investissement et le MEDEF, appellent à un échange de vue avec les représentants des petites et grandes entreprises du pays.



Seminar on Women in Private Equity: New Frontiers for the MENA Region, 23 May 2011, Paris, France

Insufficient entrepreneurial finance is a key obstacle for enterprise creation and development in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, and one which affects women entrepreneurs more than their male counterparts. The Seminar on Arab Women in Private Equity will explore mechanisms for improving the provision of entrepreneurial finance for women entrepreneurs, with an emphasis on measures to encourage women to enter careers

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