Euro-Mediterranean integration: The role of regional and local authorities

Euro-Mediterranean integration: The role of regional and local authorities

30 January 2020
This draft report was prepared by rapporteur Jihad Khair, Mayor of Beit Sahour, Palestine, and revised following the fifth meeting of the ARLEM Commission for Sustainable Territorial Development in Brussels in October 2019, with a view to its adoption at the 11th ARLEM plenary session in Barcelona…
EMNES Working Paper 028 - Global Value Chains and the Productivity of Firms in MENA countries:  Does Connectivity Matter?

EMNES Working Paper 028 - Global Value Chains and the Productivity of Firms in MENA countries: Does Connectivity Matter?

30 January 2020
The authors provide new evidence on the participation of firms within Global Value Chains (GVCs) for a large pool of MENA countries included in the World Bank Enterprise Surveys (WBES). Making use of several firm-level GVC participation indices, a positive association with firm productivity gains…
Mapping of Investment Promotion Agencies: Middle East and North Africa

Mapping of Investment Promotion Agencies: Middle East and North Africa

09 January 2020
This report provides an inventory of existing practices among Investment Promotion Agencies (IPAs) in the Middle East and North Africa region. It covers eight southern Mediterranean (MED) economies: Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, the Palestinian Authority, and Tunisia. The mapping…
Opinion Poll 2019 – regional overview (factsheet)

Opinion Poll 2019 – regional overview (factsheet)

20 December 2019
Polls highlight positive views of EU partnership across southern Mediterranean Most people in the EU’s southern Mediterranean partners feel the European Union has a very or fairly positive relation with their country and they believe EU financial support to be effective. These are just some of the…

Opinion Poll 2019 - Algeria (factsheet)

20 December 2019
Most Algerians see EU as an important partner, according to new opinion poll More than half of Algerians feel their country has good relations with the European Union, but only 39% think that the EU has a positive influence on the development of Algeria. Around a third of Algerians know of…
Opinion Poll 2019 (report)

Opinion Poll 2019 (report)

20 December 2019
This opinion poll has been designed to assess the current levels of awareness among the general public about EU support in the Southern Neighbourhood countries, as well as public attitudes towards, and perceptions of the European Union in these countries. A key focus of the study are the…
FEMISE Research Paper FEM44-01 - Financial Inclusion and Stability in the MED Region: Evidence from Poverty and Inequality (report FEM44-01)

FEMISE Research Paper FEM44-01 - Financial Inclusion and Stability in the MED Region: Evidence from Poverty and Inequality

18 October 2019
Despite a significant growth in profitability and efficiency, the Middle East (MED) well developed banking system seems to be unable to reach vast segments of the population, especially the underprivileged ones. To this end, the onus of policymakers in the region is to create effective…
FEMISE MED BRIEF 25: Financial Inclusion and Stability in the MED Region

FEMISE MED BRIEF 25: Financial Inclusion and Stability in the MED Region

14 October 2019
Despite a significant growth in profitability and efficiency, the Middle East (MED) well developed banking system seems to be unable to reach vast segments of the population, especially the underprivileged ones. To this end, the onus of policymakers in the region is to create effective…
Supporting Media for Democracy (2013-2019)

Supporting Media for Democracy (2013-2019)

22 July 2019
This publication presents the work of the European Endowment for Democracy (EED) in the area of independent media, and reflects on lessons learned in six years of media and democracy support. It offers an analysis of the worrying trends and challenges faced by media today and calls for an urgent re…
EMNES Policy Paper 005 : Institutions and economic performance in the Southern Mediterranean partner countries: a renewed policy agenda to tackle institutional failure

EMNES Policy Paper 005 : Institutions and economic performance in the Southern Mediterranean partner countries: a renewed policy agenda to tackle institutional failure

12 July 2019
This paper explores the problem of institutional failure in the Southern Mediterranean Partner Countries (SMPC). After reviewing the most recent empirical research on the effect that institutions have on economic performance, including research done in the framework of EMNES, the paper identifies…