MENA-OECD Business Advisory Board (BAB)
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Launch of the MENA-OECD Business Advisory Board (BAB)
Building Bridges between Public and Private Sectors
20-21 September 2018 | Madrid, Spain
The launch event will bring together leading business associations, chambers of commerce and other private sector networks from both MENA and OECD countries to define the specific needs of the region and what successful examples can be applied.
Enhancing the competitiveness of the Middle East and North Africa region must be accompanied by the promotion of inclusive growth and decent work opportunities for all. This requires strong partnerships between governments, the business community and labour organisations. Public-Private Dialogue (PPD) is increasingly recognised as a tool to create effective and transparent reform coalitions to inform the design and implementation of policies, and build trust between economic actors.
About the MENA-OECD Business Advisory Board (BAB)
The BAB is co-chaired by the Spanish Confederation of Employers’ Organisation (CEOE) and the Tunisian Confederation of Industry, Trade and Handicrafts (UTICA). The aim of this initiative is to create a reform coalition between governments and the business community to inform regional policy dialogue and promote new forms of Public-Private Dialogue in the region.
The BAB will:
- Organise an annual regional meeting to discuss salient topics regarding the role of the private sector in the promotion of better policies in MENA countries.
- Strengthen business associations in the region by fostering exchanges with peers from OECD and other countries, developing analytical work that identifies lessons learned and organising capacity-building activities.
- Read the BAB flyer
The MENA-OECD Business Advisory Board informs the policy dialogue throughout the Competitiveness Programme with the views, challenges and needs of the private sector. For this aim, its members will participate in the different Working Groups of the Programme, comment and contribute to analytical work and provide strategic directions where needed.
- Launch of the MENA-OECD Business Advisory Board (BAB), 20-21 September 2018, Madrid, Spain
For further information, please contact: MENA.Competitiveness@oecd.org