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The OECD Observer, OECD's quarterly magazine presents concise, up-to-date and authoritative analysis of crucial world economic and social issues. Through the pages of the Observer OECD’s experts offer insights on the questions facing the Organisation’s member governments and provide an excellent opportunity for readers to stay ahead of policy debates.

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Issue No. 275 of OECD's bimonthly magazine focuses on  the Middle East and North Africa.

Table of Contents

Editorial-Responsible and committed partners by Abbas El Fassi, Prime Minister of Morocco
-Why governance and investment matter for development by Angel Gurría
News Brief
-Leading indicators show progress
-Hard talk for Ireland
Spotlight on MENA
-Middle East and North Africa: Towards a brighter outlook
-Roundtable on the Middle East and North Africa: What governments are doing for development in Morocco, Bahrain, Egypt, Yemen, Italy, Korea, and Spain
-Women at work
-Free zones: benefits and costs
-Financing SMEs by Mohammed Agrebi, Tunisia
-More than meets the movie eye: Marrakech Film Festival
-Putting money where our minds are: Education in MENA
-Encouraging investment by Gary Campkin, BIAC-MENA Task Force
-A work in progress: Strengthening the public sector
-Financier of last resort? Palestinian National Authority
-MENA and MNEs
-Cleaning up government
-Fighting bribery
-Responsible business forum
-Islamic banking
-Building a knowledge economy
-Transport: An investment that pays
-Water: Opening the tap
-Renewable force: Renewable energy in MENA
--Moroccan Wind
-Call to action on climate change
-Charting a disastrous course on climate
-Leading the way forward on education
-Recent speeches by Angel Gurría
-Calendar of forthcoming events
-Back to Iraq. Review of Supporting Investment Policy and Governance Reforms in Iraq
-Focus on investment and governance
-Where's the beef? Meat eating per capita
-Energy deficits: current accounts balance of selected MENA countries


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