The Working Group on SME Policy, Entrepreneurship and Human Capital Development was launched following the MENA-OECD Investment Programme High-Level Meeting in October 2008. Currently chaired by Tunisia and Italy, this working group aims to engage partners in regional dialogue and peer review on issues specifically pertaining to SME growth and development.
The creation of this working group is particularly relevant in the current global economic environment where SMEs are regarded as the backbone of our economies as means to generate growth, innovation and employment.
The key activities of the working group are:
Participants include policy makers from institutions in charge of enterprise policy, such as ministries of industry and economy, and SME development, and investment promotion agencies; members of private enterprise and the financial sector; international organisations and the donor community.