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 task force meeting focused on launching working groups focusing on legislative revision, state-owned enterprise restructuring, small and medium-sized enterprise development, social dialogue, and investment policy.
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.
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.
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.