FEMISE Research Paper FEM43-03: Morocco and Tunisia in Global Value Chains: focus on business services as innovation drivers

FEMISE Research Paper FEM43-03: Morocco and Tunisia in Global Value Chains: focus on business services as innovation drivers

20 February 2019
In this report FEMISE will argue that for a better understanding of how business services can contribute to competitiveness and growth in Morocco and Tunisia decomposing trade flows in terms of value added can be a useful first step. The authors start from the OECD-WTO Trade in Value Added…
FEMISE MED BRIEF n°15 : Is informality an irrevocable obstacle to Universal Health Coverage ?

FEMISE MED BRIEF n°15 - Tunisia : Is informality an irrevocable obstacle to Universal Health Coverage ?

15 February 2019
In many developing countries and in particular in the context of Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, large fractions of the population are deprived of access to any social security system, mainly because they are working in the informal sector. This paper shows that even among the most…
FEMISE Research paper 43-18: Early childhood development and inequality of opportunities in the Mediterranean

FEMISE Research paper 43-18: Early childhood development and inequality of opportunities in the Mediterranean

29 January 2019
Early childhood is the most important time for human development. However, countries tend to under-invest in this stage of development, particularly in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Children are facing unequal opportunities to develop because of the circumstances of their birth. This…
FEMISE report : Euro-Med sub-national governments in the fight against climate change

FEMISE report : Euro-Med sub-national governments in the fight against climate change

28 December 2018
INSTITUT DE LA MEDITERRANEE and its partners, FEMISE and association ENERGIES2050, announce the publication of the final version of the report on “Euro-Med sub-national governments in the fight against climate change: Framework for action, example of Région SUD Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur and…
Intercultural trends and social change in the Euro-Mediterranean region – The Anna Lindh Report 2018

Intercultural trends and social change in the Euro-Mediterranean region – The Anna Lindh Report 2018

27 December 2018
More than 13000 people across 13 countries around the Mediterranean Sea were interviewed to learn about their expectations, concerns, interests and values. The result is the Intercultural Trends Report, an invitation to learn and to dialogue, an invitation to understand. “The new edition of the…
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…
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…