MEDREG report : Gas infrastructure map of the Mediterranean region

MEDREG report : Gas infrastructure map of the Mediterranean region

09 May 2018
MEDREG published a report that provides an outlook of the gas infrastructure in the Mediterranean region, including interconnection points, cross border transmission pipelines, transmission and Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) storage capacities, usage of the capacities and future investment plans…
FEMISE MED BRIEF n°6 : The Importance of Reconciling South Med Countries positions on The Paris Agreement

FEMISE MED BRIEF n°6 : The importance of reconciling South Med countries positions on The Paris Agreement

09 May 2018
The Paris Agreement is a breakthrough in global efforts to address the threats of climate change. However, fulfilling the agreement requires countries to rapidly implement nationally determined contributions (NDCs), meet emissions reduction targets for 2020 and set future targets that are even more…
EMNES Working Paper 12: Skills mismatch and returns to education in Jordan

EMNES Working Paper 12: Skills mismatch and returns to education in Jordan

09 May 2018
Education is an investment and its returns, in terms of increased wages, can be used as an indicator of productivity in an economy. Also, skills utilisation is important for productivity and whenever there is a misalignment between the skills demanded and those available, it is spoken of as skills…
MedMedia Report – Addressing hate speech and racism in the media in the Southern Mediterranean: A review of formal and informal regulatory approaches

MedMedia Report – Addressing hate speech and racism in the media in the Southern Mediterranean: A review of formal and informal regulatory approaches

04 May 2018
Published by the EU-funded MedMedia programme, the report looks at media practices and regulations’ effectiveness in tackling hate in the media. Covering seven countries (Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine and Tunisia) across the Southern Mediterranean, the publication also…
ClimaSouth Policy Paper 4

ClimaSouth Policy Paper : Implementing Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) in the South Mediterranean region – Perspectives on climate action from eight countries

25 April 2018
The EU-funded project ClimaSouth has launched a policy paper that discusses NDC implementation in the South Mediterranean region. The paper presents the results of a comparative analysis of the NDC process among eight countries (Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Tunisia)…

FEMISE research project : Complexification of production as a vector of economic transition and the role of short-term policies

16 April 2018
FEMISE work shows that the economic complexity of a country can be affected by the performance of its neighbours and then influenced by its own geographical position. However, this process may mask regional phenomena of divergence that must be related to the roles played by national and / or…
Job Search Intensity and the Role of Social Networks in Finding a Job in Arab Countries: A Case Study of Algeria and Jordan

Job Search Intensity and the Role of Social Networks in Finding a Job in Arab Countries: A Case Study of Algeria and Jordan

06 April 2018
Using nationally representative data from Algeria and Jordan, this paper shows that social networks are crucial in labour market intermediation in Arab countries. We make use of binary and ordered probit regressions, corrected for sample selection using the Heckman model, to investigate…
EMNES study : Financial Development and Inclusion in Egypt, Jordan, Morocco and Tunisia

EMNES study : Financial Development and Inclusion in Egypt, Jordan, Morocco and Tunisia

29 March 2018
The link between financial development and sustainable economic growth is complex. The academic literature published on this topic in recent years finds that financial development contributes to growth up to a certain tipping point. Beyond this tipping point, financial development would make the…
External Investment Plan

EU External Investment Plan

28 March 2018
A factsheet on the EU's External Investment Plan (EIP), which aims to encourage investment in the EU's partner countries in the EU Neighbourhood region and Africa, promoting inclusive growth, job creation and sustainable development.
FEMISE MED BRIEF no5 : Egypt and the WTO Government Procurement Agreement

FEMISE MED BRIEF no5 : Egypt and the WTO Government Procurement Agreement

27 March 2018
The fifth issue of MED BRIEF by Ahmed Farouk Ghoneim (Professor of Economics, Faculty of Economics & Political Science, Cairo University), tries to answer the critical question of whether Egypt should join the WTO Government Procurement Agreement? The debates on theoretical and policy levels…