EUROMED Invest final brochure

EUROMED Invest final brochure

16 March 2018
The EUROMED Invest project published its final brochure which follows the path of 4 years of activities implemented in the service of the Mediterranean Economy development. It features the main achievements and impact reached and highlights the involvement of the European Union in the development…
FEMISE research project FEM42-10 - Inequality and inclusive growth : Are education and innovation favoring firm performance and well-being?

FEMISE research project FEM42-10 - Inequality and inclusive growth : Are education and innovation favoring firm performance and well-being?

15 March 2018
This research project includes the following 3 papers:   Returns to Vocational and University Education in Egypt Despite the substantial expansion in technical and vocational education in Egypt, the labour market lacks technical skilled workers not only in numbers but also in competences. This…
EMNES Working Paper 5

EMNES Working Paper n°5 : Growth of Micro, Small and Medium enterprises (MSMEs) in MENA countries: constraints and success factors

08 March 2018
This study attempts to contribute to a better understanding of the main constraints/ boosters for MSME growth in selected countries of the MENA region (Tunisia, Egypt, Morocco and Jordan). A multinomial logit model is used to investigate the impact of a three-fold classification of firm growth…
EMNES Working Paper 4

EMNES Working Paper n°4 : Mixed market structure, competition and market size- How does product mix respond?

08 March 2018
Assuming a double heterogeneity; within industry firm heterogeneity and within firm product heterogeneity, this paper investigates how multi-product firms respond to tougher competition and greater market size across destinations. Building a theoretical model where monopolistically competitive and…
Supporting People Striving for Democracy: European Endowment for Democracy annual report 2017

Supporting People Striving for Democracy: European Endowment for Democracy annual report 2017

01 March 2018
The European Endowment for Democracy's annual report provides an overview of the different political environments in which the EED operates - from transitional and restrictive environments, to authoritarian regimes and conflict situations. It looks at the respective challenges that each of those…
EMNES Working Paper n°3 : Do institutions matter for informal employment in Jordan, Egypt and Tunisia ?

EMNES Working Paper n°3 : Do institutions matter for informal employment in Jordan, Egypt and Tunisia ?

28 February 2018
The paper sheds light on the role of institutions, in addition to values and individual characteristics on the likelihood of being informally employed in Jordan, Egypt and Tunisia. Using the Labour Market Panel Surveys of the three countries, in addition to the World Value Survey and the World…
EMNES Working Paper 2

EMNES Working Paper n°2 : Do environment regulations matter for EU-MENA trade ?

28 February 2018
This study examines the impact of environmental regulation stringency on agricultural trade between the European Union (EU) and Middle East and North Africa (MENA countries). Using a gravity model and applying the Zero Inflated Poisson (ZIP) model, we estimate the impact of environmental regulation…
EuroMeSCo Series: The Geopolitics of Violent Extremism – The case of Sinai

EuroMeSCo Series: The Geopolitics of Violent Extremism – The case of Sinai

08 February 2018
After the fall of Mubarak in 2011, the Sinai peninsula has experienced a deep political and securitarian crisis, which gradually evolved from a local struggle for autonomy to a new frontier of jihadi extremism, gathering an array of violent groups with objectives and modus operandi similar to al-…
Urban and Peri-Urban Agriculture Best Practice Catalogue

Urban and Peri-Urban Agriculture Best Practice Catalogue

07 February 2018
After almost a year of implementation, MADRE releases its Best Practice Catalogue on urban and peri-urban agriculture. Developed by ANIMA Investment Network, it highlights the best practices identified in the 6 metropolises associated with the project, in terms of farmers' innovation, social…
MEDREG Regulatory Outlook

MEDREG Energy Regulatory Outlook 2017

02 February 2018
Based on data collected from 20 Mediterranean energy regulatory authorities and ministries, the Energy Regulatory Outlook presents the status of energy regulation in the Mediterranean Basin and aims to provide a complete overview about how the national energy sectors are ruled, ranging from…