Transition Report 2019-20 – Better Governance, better economies – Southern and eastern Mediterranean countries assessment

EBRD Transition Report 2019-20 – Better Governance, better economies – Southern and eastern Mediterranean countries assessment

05 December 2019
Good governance matters. It matters at the level of countries, subnational regions and firms. And it matters for people’s well-being. This year’s Transition Report documents trends in governance, showing that good governance is important for economic growth, quality of life and the natural…
Euromesco Policy Brief n°101 : The return of Algerian youth in the public space

Euromesco Policy Brief n°101 : The return of Algerian youth in the public space

05 December 2019
The presidential election in Algeria is scheduled on 12 December, but some of the opposition refuse to go to the polls, because the conditions to calm things down before holding free and transparent elections do not seem to be met. Despite massive protests and a climate of increasing repression,…
EMNES Working paper 026 – Disentangling the impact of trade barriers on wages: evidence from the MENA region

EMNES Working paper 026 – Disentangling the impact of trade barriers on wages: evidence from the MENA region

29 November 2019
This paper proposes a comprehensive assessment of the effect of different trade barriers (tariffs, non-tariff measures and services restrictions) on wages in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. These disparities are studied in four dimensions: wage premiums, gender (males versus females…
FEMISE Med BRIEF 26: ” Unequal Opportunities in Early Childhood in 6 Southern and Eastern Mediterranean countries”

FEMISE Med BRIEF 26: Unequal Opportunities in Early Childhood in 6 Southern and Eastern Mediterranean countries

18 November 2019
Early childhood is the most important period for human development. However, countries tend to under-invest in this phase of development, particularly in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Children face unequal opportunities to develop because of the circumstances of their birth. This…
European Union - Algeria

European Union - Algeria: a human-capital-based cooperation

14 November 2019
To mark the 24th edition of Algiers Book Salon, the European Union delegation in Algeria has published a brochure following the success stories of around ten beneficiaries of EU funded projects implemented as part of a multifaceted collaboration with Algeria. From the Kheïma des mille métiers…
“On the Insufficiencies and Dark Side of the Principle of Differentiated Bilateralism”

EuroMeSCo new paper: “On the Insufficiencies and Dark Side of the Principle of Differentiated Bilateralism”

12 November 2019
The EuroMeSCo network of think tanks has released a new paper entitled  “On the Insufficiencies and Dark Side of the Principle of Differentiated Bilateralism”. This paper is part of its activities of the project co-funded by the European Union and the European Institute of the Mediterranean called…
FEMISE Research Paper FEM44-13 - Education Mismatch in North Africa: determinants and impact

FEMISE Research Paper FEM44-13 - Education Mismatch in North Africa: determinants and impact

30 October 2019
Using the SAHWA survey, this paper examines the determinants and impact of the education-job mismatch in three North African countries. The results show that men and low educated workers are more likely to be in an unmatched situation. The presence of unemployed in the household has ambiguous…
FEMISE Research Paper FEM44-06: Environmental Regulation and Agricultural Trade Development

FEMISE Research Paper FEM44-06: Environmental Regulation and Agricultural Trade Development

21 October 2019
The political implications of the results are as follows. First, it is illusory to consider bilateral free trade agreements as capable, on their own, of increasing trade flows between the two shores and developing the agricultural sectors of the SEMCs. In fact, and given the vulnerability of…
FEMISE Research Paper FEM44-04 - Gender inequalities on the labour market in North Africa

FEMISE Research Paper FEM44-04 - Gender inequalities on the labour market in North Africa

18 October 2019
The paper designs a pooled sample of almost 3,027 active people from the Sahwa dataset using a common questionnaire carried out in 2015 among 7,816 Algerian, Egyptian, Moroccan and Tunisian youth aged 15 to 29. The research question is the determinants of youth employment, more specifically youth…
EU Budget Support – Trends and results 2019

EU Budget Support – Trends and results 2019

18 October 2019
Based on the country context, EU budget support accompanies reforms in a variety of areas. Under the development policy, it focuses on fostering sustainable development, with the primary aim of eradicating poverty. Under the European neighbourhood policy, the EU works with its southern and eastern…