The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region needs private investment, both domestic and foreign, to provide new engines of growth and dynamism. Some of the region's biggest challenges lie in strengthening the process of change, maintaining, supporting and tracking the progress of policy implementation and in providing capacity-building assistance.

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News and events

Investment policies and promotion

SME policy, entrepreneurship and human capital development

Women's entrepreneurship and economic empowerment

Business integrity / corporate governance




Technical Workshop: "The amended Arab League Investment Agreement: Key improvements and ratification process"
Cairo, Egypt - 7-8 April 2014

OECD MENA team presents their review of the "Implementation of the Small Business Act for Europe in the Meditteranean Middle East and Africa"
Brussels - 19 February 2014

Fostering Infrastructure Investment in the MENA Region:
Mitigating Risk in Uncertain Times

9 December 2013

2013 OECD-MENA Initiative Steering Group Meeting
Rabat, Morocco - 3 December 2013

2013 OECD-MENA Women's Business Forum - Improving Women's Access to Services and Financing
Rabat, Morocco - 2 December 2013

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The Deauville Partnership and the MENA-OECD Initiative

Investment security in the Mediterranean (ISMED)

Iraq project

Business climate assessment

Energy and infrastructure




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