Meeting of the Steering Group: A Regional Agenda for Inclusive Growth, Employment and Trust


5 February 2015, OECD
Paris, France

The MENA-OECD Initiative is pleased to celebrate its 10-year anniversary. Launched in 2005, the Initiative brings together representatives from MENA economies, OECD member countries and international partner organisations. Its two pillars - the MENA-OECD Governance Programme and the MENA-OECD Investment Programme – work to promote reforms to enhance the investment climate, disseminate standards and principles of good governance, strengthen regional and international partnerships and foster sustainable economic growth. 


  • discuss ways to bring forward a regional agenda in the MENA region to foster inclusive growth, create employment opportunities and build trust;
  • discuss the strategic orientations of the Initiative and ensure coherence and alignment with other multilateral processes;
  • provide guidance and oversight to the different working groups and networks of the MENA-OECD Initiative.



  • Ministers, policymakers and public officials engaged with representatives of civil society organisations, private sector and academia from MENA and OECD member countries.



Agenda: English | FrançaisArabic

Conclusions: English | FrançaisArabic

List of Participants




For further information about the MENA-OECD Governance Programme, please contact Miriam Allam ( 

For further information about the MENA-OECD Investment Programme, please contact Nicola Ehlermann-Cache, Head of Programme (


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