Micro, Small and Medium Sized Enterprises Development in Egypt, Jordan, Morocco & Tunisia: Structure, Obstacles and Policies

Micro, Small and Medium Sized Enterprises Development in Egypt, Jordan, Morocco & Tunisia: Structure, Obstacles and Policies

05 December 2017
The study provides a snap shot of the current status quo in Egypt, Jordan, Morocco and Tunisia regarding the development of their private sectors, with a focus on micro, small and medium enterprises. It will be used as a baseline for the definition of a robust research agenda that ultimately aims…
ICMPD Policy Brief - What are the protection concerns for migrants and refugees in Libya?

ICMPD Policy Brief - What are the protection concerns for migrants and refugees in Libya?

28 November 2017
This Policy Brief assesses the main protection concerns affecting migrants in Libya and migrants transiting through Libya to the EU. The protection concerns identified include: death; torture; physical violence; sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV); kidnapping for ransom; extortion; exploitation…
UfM Climate Finance Study – Final report

UfM Climate Finance Study – Final report

28 November 2017
Climate-resilient infrastructure, and particularly its financing, is fundamental to tackle climate change. In this regard, the UfM Secretariat has commissioned the first regional study on climate finance to provide a clear overview of the funding flows for climate action initiatives in the region.…
UNIDO technical paper

UNIDO technical paper: A study on women entrepreneurship development in Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine and Tunisia

21 November 2017
A study on female entrepreneurship in six MENA countries was conducted within the framework of the activities planned for the project entitled “Promoting women’s empowerment for Inclusive and Sustainable Industrial Development”, implemented by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization…
NET-MED Youth discussion paper : Survey on Youth and Media in Palestine

NET-MED Youth discussion paper : Survey on Youth and Media in Palestine

13 November 2017
NET-MED Youth has published a discussion paper entitled “Survey on Youth and Media in Palestine” in partnership with the Arab World for Research and Development (AWRAD). The purpose was to understand the perception of Palestinian youth of national and regional media, and to think of ways to…
EMNES study: Trade flows and the impact of EU-Med trade and investment agreements on Euro-Med countries

EMNES study: Trade flows and the impact of EU-Med trade and investment agreements on Euro-Med countries

13 November 2017
Euro-Mediterranean Network for Economic Studies (EMNES) has published a new study on Trade and investment in the Mediterranean. The Southern Mediterranean region is economically closely linked to the EU. Both regions have sought to tighten this relationship via preferential trade agreements. Along…
FEMISE research paper : Potential Accession to the Revised WTO Government Procurement Agreement: The Cases of Egypt and Turkey

FEMISE research paper : Potential Accession to the Revised WTO Government Procurement Agreement: The Cases of Egypt and Turkey

06 November 2017
Government procurement concerns how public authorities spend taxpayers’ money on goods, services and infrastructure. In each country public procurement is typically governed at the national level by setting rules that try to balance a number of goals. Of these goals, transparency, non-…
FEMISE research paper: Twin Deficits and the Sustainability of Macroeconomic Policies in Selected European and Mediterranean Partner Countries

FEMISE research paper: Twin Deficits and the Sustainability of Macroeconomic Policies in Selected European and Mediterranean Partner Countries

27 October 2017
The empirical results validate the Twin Deficit hypothesis in both EU and MED samples, but with diverging findings regarding the direction of causality. While the trade balance seems to be driving the budget deficit in MED countries –thereby validating the current account targeting approach – the…
Policy Brief n.2: Towards Youth-Inclusive Policies in the Mediterranean

Policy Brief n.2: Towards Youth-Inclusive Policies in the Mediterranean

27 October 2017
This is a summary of final policy recommendation report of the FP7 POWER2YOUTH project, delivering the main findings, the causes of ‘exclusion’ of young people in SEM countries and the key policy messages. Power2Youth is a consortium made up of 12 institutes and universities funded by the European…
Marginalization, Young People in the South and East Mediterranean, and Policy. An Analysis of Young People's Experiences of Marginalization across Six SEM Countries, and Guidelines for Policy-makers

Marginalization, Young People in the South and East Mediterranean, and Policy. An Analysis of Young People's Experiences of Marginalization across Six SEM Countries, and Guidelines for Policy-makers

27 October 2017
This report provides a summary of the major findings of Power2Youth that are pertinent to policy development. It recommends guidelines for developing progressive and youth-informed national and supranational policy for dealing with young people’s marginalization in the South and East Mediterranean…