Making Reforms Succeed
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Making Reforms Succeed

Moving Forward with the MENA Investment Policy Agenda

This publication highlights key outcomes of the work of the MENA-OECD Investment Programme from 2005-2007, including reforms achieved to date in investment policies and promotion, corporate governance, financial-sector development, and tax policies. It also contains information on the Programme’s activities, highlighting business-climate developments in MENA countries. The MENA-OECD Investment Programme was created to facilitate a peer dialogue focused on investment policy reform in co-operation with OECD members.
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Venture Capital Development in MENA Countries

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National, regional and international competitiveness of an economy is increasingly connected to the presence of an environment supportive of innovation and risk-taking. Innovation is gaining prominence on agendas of governments throughout the world who increasingly appreciate the need to develop knowledge-based economies as a prerequisite to competitiveness and growth. Given this recognition, it should be of little surprise that policy design to support innovation in the private sector has become a hotly debated issue in both OECD and MENA countries alike. A consensus that public policy has a role in facilitating entrepreneurial activity seems to have emerged. Since a key barrier to entrepreneurship is a lack of capital to formalise creative ideas into concrete and realistic business plans, public sector involvement to bridge the financing gap can be useful.
 
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