A workshop jointly organised by the MENA-OECD Investment Programme and the Lebanese Transparency Association on "Transparency in Reconstruction" in Lebanon was held on 20 February 2007 in BeirutThis expert meeting came timely to lay the groundwork for efficient aid channeling and monitoring of post war projects. Stakeholders and international experts were brought together to launch an in-depth discussion on aid delivery, public
Organised in Dubai on 27 November 2006, this meeting focused on attaining a deeper insight into a range of key issues of corporate governance and an in-depth analysis of the particular challenges of corporate governance and banks, as well as defining practical recommendations for improving the corporate governance of banks.
Organised in Istanbul, the aim of this Workshop on Public-Private Partnerships for Infrastructure Financing was to assist Middle East and North Africa governments in their reform efforts and in developing concrete guidance on successful PPPs based on international best practices.
Organised in London on 24 July 2006, this informal roundtable discussed issues key to the stability and sustainability of the MENA region’s capital markets, including financial education and collective investment instruments.
The 5th meeting of the MENA-OECD Investment Programme’s Steering Group focused on the plan of work for 2006-2007, following the results and recommendations that evolved from the MENA Investment Ministerial meeting in February 2006.
Key representatives of the private equity industry, business incubators, research institutions and government regulators gathered on 3 May 2006 to discuss regulatory measures supporting entrepreneurs in the region through innovative financing arrangements.
The MENA Investment Ministerial Meeting, which took place on 13-14 February 2006, revised recent policy reforms in the region and set new targets for further action. Ministers were invited to adopt a Declaration on common principles and good practice for attracting investment to MENA countries.
This meeting, held on 3 October 2005 in Istanbul, Turkey, focused on the results and recommendations that evolved from the Working Group meetings which took place in September 2005.
The second meeting of Working Group 5 discussed corporate governance of state-owned enterprises and progress in implementing the above outputs. Special attention was paid to the MENA regional corporate governance survey and initial results from the development and endorsement of national corporate governance codes.
This meeting, held in Paris on 4 April 2005, reviewed progress in each Working Group, provided further guidance on the next steps up to the MENA Investment Ministerial, discussed the draft guidance on Country Teams and the National Investment Reform Agenda, and elaborated on the funding situation and communications strategy.