2013 MENA-OECD Initiative Steering Group Meeting



3 December 2013 - Rabat, Morocco

Ownership and oversight are shared with participating countries of the MENA region through a Steering Group jointly chaired by an OECD and a MENA country, and through Working Groups responsible for the delivery of substantive work.

The Steering Group is the MENA-OECD Initiative’s main body and meets annually. It comprises representatives of 18 MENA economies and 34 OECD members as well as international partner organisations. It provides guidance to the Initiative.

The Steering Group Meetings provide the opportunity to present and discuss the recent activities of the MENA-OECD Investment Programme and the planned outputs for the future. Sessions focus on: economic challenges and opportunities: the MENA perspective; activities and projects to support the regional and national efforts for growth and job creation.







‌‌‌‌‌Meeting Agenda

‌Meeting Conclusions: English | French

Meeting Report

Meeting presentations

Listen to radio interview by Nicola Ehlermann-Cache with Tunis-based Radio Express FM

2012 MENA-OECD Initiative Steering Group Meeting

 About the MENA-OECD Investment Programme

The key objective of the MENA-OECD Investment Programme is to mobilise investment — foreign, regional and domestic — as a driving force for economic growth and employment throughout the Middle East and North Africa region. The Investment Programme supports reform efforts of MENA governments to enhance the investment climate by:

  • Promoting investment and strengthening the employment potential of FDI
  • Catalysing SME and entrepreneurship development
  • Creating a level playing-field for business
  • Supporting women’s economic integration
The Programme is made up of 18 participating economies: Algeria, Bahrain, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestinian Authority, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen.



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