EMNES Policy Paper 008 – Global Value Chains in the euro-Mediterranean: Becoming the pillar for regional integration

EMNES Policy Paper 008 – Global Value Chains in the euro-Mediterranean: Becoming the pillar for regional integration

12 August 2019
The objective of this policy brief is to examine the status of global value chains (GVCs) on the two shores of the Mediterranean and provide some insights on how to enhance regional integration. We argue that GVCs will help firms improve their productivity, that SMEs will become more sustainable…
EMNES Policy Paper 007 – Unleashing trade potential in the South and East Mediterranean Countries : How do non-tariff measures matter?

EMNES Policy Paper 007 – Unleashing trade potential in the South and East Mediterranean Countries : How do non-tariff measures matter?

09 August 2019
The objective of this policy paper is twofold. First, it analyses how non-tariff measures (NTMs) became more protectionist than tariffs. Second, it provides some policy options to address NTMs in Southern and Eastern Mediterranean Countries (SEMCs) in order to unleash their trade potential. Recent…
EMNES Policy Paper 006 – Science, Technology and innovation as drivers for economic development in the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean countries : What role for the EU?

EMNES Policy Paper 006 – Science, Technology and innovation as drivers for economic development in the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean countries : What role for the EU?

09 August 2019
This paper provides a critical examination of the cooperation in the field of Science, Technology and Innovation between the European Union and the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean Countries. It provides an overview of the main features of this cooperation and then focuses on two of the main…
EMNES Policy Paper 005 : Institutions and economic performance in the Southern Mediterranean partner countries: a renewed policy agenda to tackle institutional failure

EMNES Policy Paper 005 : Institutions and economic performance in the Southern Mediterranean partner countries: a renewed policy agenda to tackle institutional failure

12 July 2019
This paper explores the problem of institutional failure in the Southern Mediterranean Partner Countries (SMPC). After reviewing the most recent empirical research on the effect that institutions have on economic performance, including research done in the framework of EMNES, the paper identifies…
EMNES Policy Paper 004 : Policy agenda for an inclusive, job-creating financial development in the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean

EMNES Policy Paper 004 : Policy agenda for an inclusive, job-creating financial development in the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean

12 July 2019
Recent empirical evidence shows that financial development in the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean Countries (SEMCs) is lagging behind. The exclusion of a substantial part of households and micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) from financial services, hampers economic development and…
EMNES Policy Paper 003 : Policies for labour matching within and between countries in the Mediterranean region

EMNES Policy Paper 003 : Policies for labour matching within and between countries in the Mediterranean region

12 July 2019
The objective of this policy paper is to provide an overview of the current state of affairs in Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco and Tunisia regarding the formulation, implementation and monitoring of labour matching policies. To this purpose, a definition of labour matching policies…
EMNES Working Paper 25 – Financial development and employment: new evidence

EMNES Working Paper 25 – Financial development and employment: new evidence

01 July 2019
This paper adds to the existing literature on finance and growth, by exploring the effect of finance on the labour market, using data on 143 countries from 1995 to 2015. We also examine whether the impact of financial development on labour is significantly different prior to and after the 2008…
EU engagement in the Southern Neighbourhood: Seizing opportunities for economic growth and job creation

EU engagement in the Southern Neighbourhood: Seizing opportunities for economic growth and job creation

29 May 2019
For the occasion of the “EU MED means Business” Conference, the EU Neighbours South produced a new brochure about the EU engagement in the Southern Neighbourhood regarding economic growth and job creation. The brochure illustrates the multi-faceted EU socio-economic cooperation in the…
UfM annual report 2018 : 10 years of building regional cooperation together

UfM annual report 2018 : 10 years of building regional cooperation together

28 May 2019
Message from the Secretary General Nasser Kamel: “This year’s annual report is particularly special as it provides an overview of UfM activities during 2018; a year that marked the 10th anniversary of the Union for the Mediterranean. (..) While several regional challenges had stalled cooperation…
Emnes Working Paper 23: Innovative nascent and early stage entrepreneurship in the Southern Mediterranean – Evidence on Jordan and Morocco

EMNES Working Paper 23: Innovative nascent and early stage entrepreneurship in the Southern Mediterranean – Evidence on Jordan and Morocco

21 May 2019
Innovative entrepreneurship is typically classified as high growth entrepreneurship, as innovation is, in many cases, behind a venture’s success and represents the key to expansion and job creation. As such, it is considered to be an engine for economic growth and development. This study builds…