EIB publication : Microfinance: Empowering the smallest businesses

EIB publication : Microfinance: Empowering the smallest businesses

16 January 2020
Strengthening small businesses, including micro-enterprises, is one of the EIB priorities. The Bank’s microfinance investments help the most underserved parts of society by focusing on people excluded from the economy and banking. In particular, the EIB helps sustain jobs, empower women and girls,…
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…
Key indicators on education, skills and employment 2019

Key indicators on education, skills and employment 2019

27 December 2019
Vocational education is addressing the skills mismatch between what is being taught in traditional secondary education and what is needed in the jobs market. This is one of the findings of the “Key Indicators on Education, Skills and Employment” (KIESE) report, which has just been published by the…
Annual Report 2019 on the implementation of the European Union’s instruments for financing external actions in 2018

Annual Report 2019 on the implementation of the European Union’s instruments for financing external actions in 2018

26 December 2019
This Annual Report 2019, covering actions in 2018, shows how the European Union maintained its commitment to promoting sustainable development and security worldwide and explored new ways to make external action more effective than before. The report also demonstrates how the EU and its partners…
Euromesco Series: Who Owns What? – Free Trade Policies, Migration Management and the Ambiguity of “Joint Ownership”

Euromesco Series: Who Owns What? – Free Trade Policies, Migration Management and the Ambiguity of “Joint Ownership”

26 December 2019
The concept of joint ownership has become a buzzword since the 1990s not only in strategies of international organisations, such as the United Nations (UN), the World Bank (WB) or the International Monetary Fund (IMF), but also in European Union (EU) foreign policy. Since the launch of the European…
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 - Palestine (factsheet)

Opinion Poll 2019 - Palestine (factsheet)

20 December 2019
Seventy per cent of Palestinians say they have good relations with EU, poll finds Seven out of ten Palestinians feel their country has good relations with the European Union, and 69% say EU support contributes a lot to the development in the country. 82% of those who knew that the EU provided…
Opinion Poll 2019 - Israel (factsheet)

Opinion Poll 2019 - Israel (factsheet)

20 December 2019
Israelis share values with the EU, but divided on relations, poll finds Most Israelis feel that the EU and Israel share sufficient common values to cooperate (65%), but they are divided about whether their country actually has good relations with the EU, according to the latest annual opinion poll…
Opinion Poll 2019 - Lebanon (factsheet)

Opinion Poll 2019 - Lebanon (factsheet)

20 December 2019
Lebanese feel their country has good relations with the EU, new poll finds Most Lebanese feel their country has good relations with the European Union, and that the EU has a positive influence on the development of Lebanon (78%), with 84% of those who knew that the EU provided financial support to…
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…