Case Study of EgyptERA peer review

Case Study of EgyptERA peer review

12 December 2018
In 2015, the Egyptian Electricity Regulator EgyptERA volunteered to undertake an assessment of its independence, duties and enforcement powers, accountability, transparency, and internal organisation. This peer review assessment, carried out by fellow Mediterranean regulators, resulted in a report…
SouthMed WiA informative handbook – Gender-related opportunities in the audiovisual sector

SouthMed WiA informative handbook – Gender-related opportunities in the audiovisual sector

05 December 2018
An informative handbook has been produced with the aim of filling an important gap in the existing publications available to film professionals. For the first time ever, in Arabic and in English, a book puts together relevant information about gender equality opportunities in the audiovisual sector…
EuroMesco policy brief n°86 – Morocco’s political use of islam and its religious diplomacy

EuroMesco policy brief n°86 – Morocco’s political use of islam and its religious diplomacy

04 December 2018
After the 2003 bombing attacks in Casablanca, Morocco has been actively seeking to limit the influence of opposing religious doctrines to the “Moroccan official Islam”. This was followed by a restructuring of the religious field that started in 2004. Additionally, after the reforms that followed…
EMNES Policy Paper No 002 -  Female labour force participation and entrepreneurship: The missing pillar for inclusive and sustainable economic development in MENA?

EMNES Policy Paper No 002 - Female labour force participation and entrepreneurship: The missing pillar for inclusive and sustainable economic development in MENA?

04 December 2018
Despite substantial investment in women’s education in the MENA region and a significant increase in their educational attainment, women’s labour force participation remains very low. In 2017, Women’s Labour Force Participation (LFP) was averaging 21% in the MENA region, well below the OECD average…
FEMISE research paper FEM43-06 : Income Convergence and the Impact of the Euro-MED Trade and Financial Integration on Macroeconomic Volatility

FEMISE research paper FEM43-06 : Income Convergence and the Impact of the Euro-MED Trade and Financial Integration on Macroeconomic Volatility

04 December 2018
This research study assesses the degree of income convergence between the European and Mediterranean countries resulting from the trade agreements, as well as macroeconomic volatility effects of those policies on a selected sample of Mediterranean Partner countries (MPs), in order to identify the…
FEMISE MED BRIEF n°14 : “How does spatial proximity of firms contribute to EU-Med transition ?”

FEMISE MED BRIEF n°14 : “How does spatial proximity of firms contribute to EU-Med transition ?”

08 November 2018
In this policy brief we provide policy implications and recommendations on how firms’ productivity react to spatial economic drivers of growth related to agglomeration economies, clustering of innovation, and localisation of FDI. We observe how these features interact with firm characteristics (…
Black Tunisians after the 2011 revolution - Returning to the roots of an anti-racism movement

Black Tunisians after the 2011 revolution - Returning to the roots of an anti-racism movement

25 October 2018
This article explores the origins of the black movement that failed to achieve its goals during the Bourguiba era and the post-revolutionary period, during which various minority groups sought a platform to argue for their rights. Indeed, the black movement strove to find a place for itself among…
EMNES Working Paper 19- Employment intensity and Sectoral Output Growth: A Comparative Analysis for MENA economies

EMNES Working Paper 19- Employment intensity and Sectoral Output Growth: A Comparative Analysis for MENA economies

17 October 2018
The purpose of the article is to assess the relationship between employment intensity and sectoral output growth, in order to examine whether an economic sector was jobless or created more jobs. Using panel data for 10 sectors over the period 1983–2010 for three Middle Eastern (Egypt and Jordan)…
FEMISE MED BRIEF n°13 : The success pillars of a national innovation system in Maghreb

FEMISE MED BRIEF n°13 : The success pillars of a national innovation system in Maghreb

17 October 2018
The perspective of economic growth supported by innovation activity has now proved ineffective for Maghreb countries (Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia). Our analysis under the angle of the national innovation system emphasizes the main causes such as structural weaknesses and lack of time-consuming…
MEDREG Annual Report 2017

MEDREG Annual Report 2017

15 October 2018
MEDREG’s Annual Report 2017 presents the activities the organisation carried out over the past year and describes how they contributed to the establishment of compatible energy regulatory frameworks and intensified regional energy cooperation in the Mediterranean region.