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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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
On 11 May 2011, in close co-operation with the Public Prosecution Office of the State of Qatar, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the U.S. Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP) will present a regional conference in Doha, Qatar to focus on integrity in the private sector
Based on a stocktaking study of GCC investment policies, participants discussed how to translate national diversification strategies into sound international investment policies.
The Islamic Development Bank announced $100,000 in feasibility study funding for a planned network of market complexes for farm produce during the fourth meeting of the Working Group on Infrastructure Finance in Iraq, held in Amman, Jordan on 26-28 March 2011. The meeting also set detailed timelines or defined initial measures to advance five other Government of Iraq (GoI) priority infrastructure projects towards financing. The other
Summary of Women’s Entrepreneurship Discussions at 22-23 February Working Group 2 Meeting Participants of this Working Group meeting, including several WBF members, drew attention to financing barriers specific to women-led SMEs and proposed some possible solutions.