The Steering Group Meeting of the MENA-OECD Initiative on Governance and Competitiveness for Development

The Steering Group Meeting of the MENA-OECD Initiative on Governance and Competitiveness for Development gathers the co-chairs of the Initiative and representatives from MENA and OECD governments to reflect strategically on the Initiative.

The meeting will be an opportunity for participants to exchange on how collaborative initiatives can help the region face global challenges and build more robust and inclusive economies, as well as to share their views on the strategic priorities of the MENA-OECD Initiative for 2023 halfway through the implementation of its fifth mandate for 2021-25. The meeting will also take stock of progress achieved in the implementation of the 2021 MENA-OECD Ministerial Declaration in 2021-22. 

The Steering Group Meeting will be held on 16 May. It will benefit from the preceding MENA-OECD Forums on Governance and Competitiveness, which will be held on 15 May. It will bring an inclusive perspective from high-level discussions and technical roundtables on priorities developed by the Initiative’s Working Groups and Networks. The meeting will be opened by OECD Deputy Secretary- General Knudsen, Tunisia, the EU and Italy as Co-Chairs of the Initiative.

Invitees to the Steering Group Meeting of the MENA-OECD Initiative include senior representatives from governments, private sector and civil society organisations from OECD and MENA economies. A special invitation is extended to the co-chairs of the Working Groups and Networks to provide strategic guidance on the work programme.

MENA Governance Forum: 15 May

Governance Programme

09.00  Meeting of the MENA-OECD Public Governance Communities

12.00  Networking Lunch

14.00  Meeting of the MENA-OECD Civil Society Partners and Think Tanks

MENA Competitiveness Forum: 15 May

MENA-Africa Dialogue on Investment and Trade

09.00-10.15 Networking & welcome coffee

Session 1: Promoting integration through regional and continental value chains

12.00  Networking Lunch

Session 2: The role of private investment for achieving integration

Session 3: Measuring and monitoring MENA-Africa integration

MENA-OECD Steering Group Meeting: 16 May

MENA-OECD Initiative Steering Group Meeting

09.00 Opening Sessions

09.30 Coffee Break & group picture

10.00 Plenary Session 1: Global challenges and regional priorities in MENA

Issues Paper EN / AR 

11.15 Plenary Session 2: Boosting a sustainable and inclusive development in MENA

12.30 Lunch

14.00 Breakout Sessions

15.45 Coffee Break

16.00 Closing remarks and the way forward

Breakout Session: Governance

Session 1: Implementation of the 2021 MENA-OECD Ministerial Declaration

Session 2:  Strategic priorities of the MENA-OECD Governance Programme


Activity Report / Brochure


Breakout Session: Competitiveness

Session 1: Strategic priorities to advance a green transition for private sector development in MENA

Issues paper EN / AR

Session 2: Strategic priorities of the MENA-OECD Competitiveness Programme

Activities Report 2021-22 //  Programme of Work 2023-25

Activities Report 2021-22