Revolving around the further definition and implementation of both a comprehensive and coherent, framework for Private Sector Development in Iraq, this high-level meeting focused on the launching of the Task Force for Economic Reforms and Private Sector Capacity (TFER) in Iraq. This one is designed to conduct a broad assessment of legislative, institutional and sectoral needs with the aim to assist the GoI to design policies for a
MENA government officials, private sector representatives, and academics participated in an event on fostering entrepreneurship through proactive policies on 18-19 November 2008.
Organised in Doha, Qatar, on 19-10 November 2008 as part of the Hawkamah Annual Conference, participants focused on finalising and endorsing the MENA Policy Brief on Corporate Governance of Banks and preparing a Policy Brief on Corporate Governance of State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs).
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.