EU-OECD Programme on Investment in the Mediterranean

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The EU-OECD Programme on Investment in the Mediterranean aims to support investment climate reforms to advance sustainable growth and decent job creation in the Southern Mediterranean. 

Working together with governments and other partners in Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, the Palestinian Authority, and Tunisia, the Programme:

  • Provides targeted policy advice and capacity building on investment policy design and implementation
  • Facilitates public-private dialogues on investment climate reforms in priority sectors
  • Supports monitoring and evaluation of reforms to gauge success

The Programme builds on the first EU-OECD Programme on Promoting Investment in the Mediterranean. It draws on OECD’s technical expertise and international tools and standards developed by OECD investment experts and the regional network and knowledge of the MENA-OECD Competitiveness Programme. The programme also benefits from co-operation with the ILO and ITC.


Programme Key Topics

  • Regulatory and legal reforms to improve the business environment
  • Investment promotion and facilitation
  • Impact of investment on sustainable development (FDI Qualities)
  • Foreign direct investment statistics
  • Public-private dialogues on supporting investment reforms in key sectors:
    Sustainable energy and connectivity; MSME financing; Sustainable agriculture; Rural Entrepreneurship and agribusiness; Sustainable cities; Digital for development



  • Promoting Investment and Business Climate Reforms in Jordan’s ICT Sector, 23 June 2022 | Agenda | Issues Paper
  • Launch FDI Qualities Review of Jordan, 22 June 2022 | Agenda
  • Public-Private Dialogue on Enhancing the Investment Climate in Tunisia's Pharmaceutical Sector, 5 April 2022 | Issues Paper: English or French 
  • Meeting of the Advisory Group, 31 March 2022
  • Leveraging Value Chains and Investment Linkages to Enhance MENA-Africa Integration, 18 Feb 2022 | Agenda
  • Promoting Investment and Business Climate Reforms in Egypt's infrastructure sector, Cairo, 24 Nov 2021 | Agenda Issues Paper: English
  • Improving the sustainable development impacts of investment in Jordan, OECD FDI Qualities Initiative | Agenda, 2nd task force meeting, 7 Oct 2021 | Agenda, 1st task force meeting, 22 Apr 2021
  • Promoting Investment and Business Climate Reforms in Morocco's Agri-food Sector, 13 Jul 2021 | Issues paper: English or Arabic
  • Promoting Investment and Business Climate Reforms in Jordan's ICT Sector, 17 Jun 2021 | Issues paper: English or Arabic

Programme Brochure

Promoting investment and business climate reforms in Tunisia's pharmaceutical sector


Advancing digital tools for investment promotion and facilitation in the MENA region

One of the greatest shifts accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic has been the rapid digitalisation of government agencies and services. Today, many Investment Promotion Agencies (IPAs) are re-evaluating their digital strategies to best attract and assist firms, and considering more fundamentally to what extent the future of investment promotion and facilitation is digital.

Report: March 2021

Middle East & North Africa Investment Policy Perspectives

NEW REPORT: Attracting investment in the MENA region – and harnessing its benefits – is needed now more than ever with the COVID-19 pandemic exacerbating existing challenges and adding new ones.


تطلعات سياسات الاستثمار في الشرق الأوسط وشمال أفريقيا

يسلّط تقرير " تطلعات سياسات الاستثمار في الشرق الأوسط وشمال أفريقيا" الضوء على التقدّم الملحوظ الذي حقّقته حكومات المنطقة في إصلاح سياسات الاستثمار خلال العقد الماضي.

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Additional Resources

Report: May 2021

Regional Integration in the Union for the Mediterranean Progress Report

Regional Integration in the Union for the Mediterranean: Progress Report monitors major trends and evolutions of integration in the Euro-Mediterranean region. The Report examines five domains of regional integration, namely trade integration, financial integration, infrastructure integration, movement of people, as well as research and higher education.

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FDI regulatory restrictiveness index

The FDI Index measures statutory restrictions on foreign direct investment in 22 economic sectors across 69 countries


FDI statistics

All the latest FDI data