Experts from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region met in Paris on 28-29 October 2008 as part of the MENA-OECD Investment Programme’s Working Group on Investment Policy and Investment Promotion.
Organised in Cairo on 26 October 2008, participants discussed initiatives for responsible business conduct in the MENA region, focusing particularly on fighting corruption, education and employment standards, environment and health.
The high-level meeting of the MENA-OECD Investment Programme on 6 October 2008 in Paris took place to address strategic directions for the second phase of the MENA-OECD Investment Programme and the launching of the Business Climate Development Strategies.
Participants discussed options for the implementation of economic and private sector development reforms. Presentations made by Iraqi officials and OECD/UNDP representatives encouraged active discussion to help identify the most relevant policy and reform areas in Iraqi economic reconstruction.
The MENA-OECD Enterprise Financing Network (EFN) announced the launch of an Enterpreneurship Day and Business Plan Competition during its third meeting on 19 May 2008 in Manama, Bahrain.
Allocution de M. Rainer GeigerDirecteur, Programme MENA-OCDE sur l’investissement
Amman, Jordan. The meeting took place as part of the OECD’s engagement with Iraq in the framework of the International Compact for Iraq and aims to offer to the Iraqi Government practical and co-operative assistance in the areas of investment and anti-corruption policy.
The Working Group 1 of the MENA-OECD Investment Programme helps MENA countries to develop open and transparent investment policies through multi-stakeholder dialogue, experience-sharing and capacity-building in the region, with the support of OECD countries and other partners.
Organised on London on 5 July 2007, this roundtable focused on the arrangements and models put in place by countries in the MENA region to achieve effective and coordinated supervision of their banking sectors and capital markets, with a view to identifying lessons learned and best practices.
Organised in Paris on 28-29 March 2007, the key purpose of this meeting was to take decisions on the assessment of the current phase of the programme and develop recommendations for the next phase following the November 2007 Ministerial meeting.