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…
FEMISE Research Paper FEM43-16: Analysing the impact of a EU-Tunisia DCFTA on Tunisian trade and production

FEMISE Research Paper FEM43-16: Analysing the impact of a EU-Tunisia DCFTA on Tunisian trade and production

07 October 2019
Since 2016, the EU and Tunisia have been in the process of negotiating a “Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement (DCFTA). The proposed DCFTA forms part of the on-going development of the EU’s European Neighbourhood policy particularly with regard to the Southern Neighbourhood. The EU-Tunisia…
Cross-border cooperation Italy-Tunisia – Project implementation manual

Cross-border cooperation Italy-Tunisia – Project implementation manual

07 October 2019
The project implementation manual of the ENI Cross-Border Cooperation (CBC) Italy-Tunisia 2014-2020 is a tool meant for the main beneficiaries and the partners, designed to provide a special assistance during the implementation of the projects funded in the framework of the Programme and its…
FEMISE MED BRIEF 23: Developing Social Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation in the Mediterranean and Middle East

FEMISE MED BRIEF 23: Developing Social Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation in the Mediterranean and Middle East

07 October 2019
This Policy Brief analyses the social innovation ecosystems in Beirut and Tunis and discusses ways for leading to inclusive innovation that creates jobs, income and opportunities for marginalized populations, women and youth.  Findings show that the lack of a legal form for social enterprises,…
FEMISE MED BRIEF n°22: “Evaluation of IMF reform programs in a period of political transition and vulnerabilities of macreoeconomic management

FEMISE MED BRIEF 22: Evaluation of IMF reform programs in a period of political transition and vulnerabilities of macreoeconomic management

26 September 2019
Applied to the reform programs initiated by the IMF in the Arab Spring countries (Egypt, Jordan, Morocco and Tunisia) during the transition period, this Brief is based on a recent research report FEMISE N ° 42-08, led by Prof . Sami Mouley with the participation of R. Baccouche and Y. Kocoglu,…
Evaluation of the impact of trade chapters of the Euro-Mediterranean Association Agreements with six partners: Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco and Tunisia – Final inception report

Evaluation of the impact of trade chapters of the Euro-Mediterranean Association Agreements with six partners: Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco and Tunisia – Final inception report

26 September 2019
The Directorate General for Trade (DG TRADE) of the European Commission has commissioned an evaluation of the impact of trade chapters of the Euro-Mediterranean Association Agreements with six partners: Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco and Tunisia to the Consortium consisting of CASE –…
Euro-Mediterranean Network for Economic Studies – A Renewed vision for socio-economic development -  Activity Report 2015-2019

Euro-Mediterranean Network for Economic Studies – A renewed vision for socio-economic development - Activity Report 2015-2019

09 September 2019
The EMNES Activity Report 2015-2019 has been published and offers very interesting and practical information and statistical data to the readers. This sixteen-page document goes over the events organised by EMNES and the topics of the publications that were released during this period. It presents…
EMNES Policy Paper 011 : Labour supply, education and migration in South Mediterranean countries: policy challenges and options

EMNES Policy Paper 011 : Labour supply, education and migration in South Mediterranean countries: policy challenges and options

30 August 2019
The analysis of labour supply in South Mediterranean Countries indicates that only a package of long term policies can foster employment creation. The quality of education systems needs to be improved to deliver good employees for companies and, potentially, new entrepreneurs. Social security…
EMNES Policy Paper 010 – Micro, Small and Medium enterprises in the Mediterranean: a policy roadmap to untap the potential for job creation

EMNES Policy Paper 010 – Micro, Small and Medium enterprises in the Mediterranean: a policy roadmap to untap the potential for job creation

30 August 2019
The objective of this policy brief is to formulate a policy roadmap to untap the potential for employment creation by MSMEs in Southern and Eastern Mediterranean Countries (SEMCs), with a particular focus on Egypt, Jordan, Morocco and Tunisia – building on the findings of four years of research on…
EMNES Policy Paper 008 – Global Value Chains in the euro-Mediterranean: Becoming the pillar for regional integration

EMNES Policy Paper 008 – Global Value Chains in the euro-Mediterranean: Becoming the pillar for regional integration

12 August 2019
The objective of this policy brief is to examine the status of global value chains (GVCs) on the two shores of the Mediterranean and provide some insights on how to enhance regional integration. We argue that GVCs will help firms improve their productivity, that SMEs will become more sustainable…