The EU-OECD Regional Seminar “Foreign investment trends and qualities in the MED region: Policies to maximise impact” took place in Tunis on 05-06 March 2019. The seminar focused on foreign direct investment (FDI) statistics and capacity to monitor the socio-economic impact of FDI with a view to orient policy reforms.
The Director of the Euro-Mediterranean Network for Economic Studies – EMNES, Prof. Rym Ayadi took part in the seminar and explained how FDI and trade should be linked to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the Mediterranean region.
The seminar was followed by the Third Advisory Group Meeting of the EU-OECD Programme on Promoting Investment in the Mediterranean, as well as a national workshop on FDI Statistics for Tunisia. The EU-OECD Programme launched in October 2016 in Tunis, aims to support the implementation of sound and attractive investment policies and establishment of effective institutions in the Southern Mediterranean region, with a view to boosting private investment and job creation opportunities. The objective of this third meeting of the Advisory Group was to report on the second year’s activities and discuss the road map of the Programme and the priorities for action with the beneficiary countries and partners.