MENA-OECD Ministerial Conference 2021
The MENA-OECD Ministerial Conference “Designing a Roadmap to Recovery in MENA”, organised by the MENA-OECD Initiative on Governance and Competitiveness for Development and the Government of Tunisia, took place virtually on 1 April 2021 via Zoom. Gathering representatives from MENA and OECD governments, regional partners, international organisations, the private sector and civil society, it focused on strategies to ensure an inclusive and resilient post-COVID-19 recovery. The Ministerial was preceded by the MENA-OECD Government-Business Summit and the MENA-OECD Governance Forum. Further information on the Ministerial Week can be found here.
About the MENA-OECD Competitiveness Programme
The MENA-OECD Competitiveness Programme is a strategic partnership between MENA and OECD economies to share knowledge, expertise and good practices. The Programme’s objective is to contribute to the development of inclusive, sustainable and competitive economies across the region.
The Programme supports reforms to mobilise investment, private sector development and entrepreneurship as driving forces for inclusive growth and employment in the MENA region, building also on the need to mainstream the region’s increasingly well trained youth and women.
The MENA-OECD Competitiveness Programme additionally implements cross-cutting projects with other OECD directorates:
- Morocco Country Programme: Co-ordinating country-specific support through 16 projects built around the strategic areas of competitiveness, public governance and social inclusion.
- EU-OECD Regional Programme on Promoting Investment in the Mediterranean: Supporting efforts to boost the quality and quantity of investment to and within the Mediterranean region.
- EU-OECD Project on Promoting Economic Resilience in Yemen: To strengthen Yemen’s economic resilience and create conditions for viable economic institutions.
- EU-OECD Promoting Public-Private Dialogue in Libya: Supporting coordination between the public and private sectors for better policy outcomes.
- EU-OECD Project Supporting the Development of the Suez Canal Economic Zone: Working with Egypt to provide a needs assessment, action plan and recommendations for improving the management of the Zone.
- Building Consensus for Economic and Social Reform in Lebanon: Working with the Economic and Social Council of Lebanon and key stakeholders to effectively lead social dialogue efforts on the country’s priorities.
Women's Economic Empowerment
Investment & Trade
SMEs & Entrepreneurship
Economic Resilience in Fragile Situations
Private Sector Mobilisation and Social Dialogue
For more information about the MENA-OECD Competitiveness Programme, please contact: MENA.Competitiveness@oecd.org
Programme and Project Donors