Opening this event in Marrakesh, Angel Gurría underlined that the economic crisis has not spared the MENA region, with a significant economic contraction and a severe impact on the labour markets. According to the Secretary-General, the MENA-OECD Initiative can serve as a model for effective co-operation in building the global economy of the future.
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The Bank’s assistance program largely met its objectives and contributed significantly to policy and institutional changes, especially in the financial sector, privatization, pension system, and private sector development.
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Internet Governance Forum Workshop: Using ICTs and the Internet to meet environmental challenges 17 November 2009, Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt Governments, business, civil society and international organisations have developed a broad variety of initiatives and tools aimed at making the use of ICTs and the Internet greener. This includes using ICT and Internet-based applications to improve environmental performance in buildings and urban
The Aid for Trade at a Glance 2009: Maintaining Momentum report presents the results of the second monitoring exercise of the Aid for Trade Initiative and documents its success so far.
This workshop, organised jointly by the World Bank/infoDev and the OECD, aims to share and highlight best practices in coherent approaches to meeting development objectives.
The 2009 African Economic Outlook focuses on Innovations in Information and Communication technologies. It also presents a comprehensive analysis of the economic, social and political developments on the continent.
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Significant regulatory reforms have taken place in the service sectors of Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon and Morocco over the last decade, but a broad range of restrictions still remain.
The MENA-OECD Investment Programme seeks to mobilise investment—foreign, regional and domestic—as a driving force for growth, stability and prosperity throughout the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. This programme is part of the MENA-OECD Initiative on Governance and Investment for Development (www.oecd.org/mena).
This publication highlights key outcomes of the work of the MENA-OECD Investment Programme from 2005-2007, including reforms achieved to date in investment policies and promotion, corporate governance, financial-sector development, and tax policies. It also contains information on the Programme’s activities, highlighting business-climate developments in MENA countries.