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…
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…
“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 FEM44-06: 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…
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…
FEMISE Research Paper FEM44-01 - Financial Inclusion and Stability in the MED Region: Evidence from Poverty and Inequality (report FEM44-01)

FEMISE Research Paper FEM44-01 - Financial Inclusion and Stability in the MED Region: Evidence from Poverty and Inequality

18 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 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…
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…