MENA-OECD Days 2019

  17-19 June 2019  Tunis, Tunisia

The Steering Group Meeting of the MENA-OECD Initiative on Governance and Competitiveness for Development will gather the co-chairs of the Initiative as well as key stakeholders for the annual strategic reflection on the Initiative.

The meeting will be an opportunity for participants to share their views on the strategic priorities of the MENA-OECD Initiative for 2020 and pave the road to the renewal of its fifth mandate for 2021-25. The meeting will also be an opportunity to take stock of progress achieved in the implementation of the 2016-20 mandate, with a special focus on impact and results.

On this occasion, the Steering Group Meeting is organised in the context of the MENA-OECD Days, which will include a number of high-level discussions and technical roundtables of several Working Groups and Networks. The meeting will be opened by Tunisia, the EU and Turkey as co-chairs of the Initiative and high-level representatives from the OECD.

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Monday 17 June

Governance Programme

09.00  MENA Civil Society Partners

13.00  Networking Lunch

14.30  Citizen's Cabinet

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Competitiveness Programme

09.00  MENA-OECD Business Advisory Board meeting

13.00  Networking Lunch

14.30  Government Business Summit 

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Tuesday 18 June

MENA-OECD Initiative Steering Group Meeting

09.00 Opening Session

09.30 Plenary Session: Regional priorities towards shared prosperity

11.15 Plenary Session: Briding the digital divide


14.00 Breakout Sessions

15.45 Coffee Break

16.00 Closing remarks and way forward

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Breakout Session: Governance

Section 1: Focusing on results: Impact of the MENA-OECD Governance Programme

Section 2: Shaping a new vision for the public sector: strategic priorities of the MENA-OECD Governance Programme

Breakout Session: Competitiveness

Section 1: Achievements and impact of the MENA-OECD Competitiveness Programme

Section 2: Identifying emerging and strategic priorities and mainstreaming key issues
(digitalisation, public-private dialogue, women economic empowerment)

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Wednesday 19 June

Governance Programme

09.00  Ted Talk on Marginalisation & Vulnerable Groups

13.00   Networking Lunch

14.30   Citizen's Cabinet

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Competitiveness Programme

Harnessing digital transformation for SME productivity and inclusion

09.00 MENA-OECD Working Group on SME Policy & Entrepreneurship

13.00 Networking Lunch

14.30 MENA-OECD Working Group on SME Policy & Entrepreneurship with EBSOMED-CAWTAR

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