FEMISE MED BRIEF n°17 : “Closing the gender gap: policy-making that promotes inclusive Mediterranean societies”

FEMISE MED BRIEF n°17 : “Closing the gender gap: policy-making that promotes inclusive Mediterranean societies”

12 March 2019
This MED Brief presents some preliminary findings of a recently launched assessment of existing policy measures regarding women empowerment issues in the South Mediterranean region. In order to explain the persistence of numerous gender gaps, the author examines the reasons behind the inefficiency…
FEMISE MED BRIEF 16 - Green Public Procurement v.s. Environmental Taxation: implications for EU-MENA environmental policy”

FEMISE MED BRIEF 16 - Green Public Procurement v.s. Environmental Taxation: implications for EU-MENA environmental policy”

06 March 2019
Environmental policies are among the priorities of the UN agenda and figure highly in national and international policy agendas. This brief focuses on environmental taxes and green public procurement (GPP). These two environmental policy instruments differ in political viability and in the impact…
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…
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…
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…
FEMISE MED BRIEF no11 : “External and internal imbalances in South Mediterranean countries”

FEMISE MED BRIEF no11 : “External and internal imbalances in South Mediterranean countries”

19 September 2018
This MED brief provides insights on the medium and the long term consequences of the external and internal imbalances in the South Mediterranean (South Med) countries over the period of the last twenty years, trying to identify the main areas of macroeconomic imbalance in these countries and the…
MADRE White Paper

MADRE White Paper : Consumer Innovation in Urban and Peri-Urban Agriculture in the Mediterranean Region

27 July 2018
New forms of retailing are arising with the objective of making peri-urban food available at daily basis and affordable prices and establishing direct links with metropolitan farmers. Consumers’ associations are also very active to create pressure groups and frequently develop successful…