Making Reforms Succeed

Moving Forward with the MENA Investment Policy Agenda

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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.



International Investment Agreements Concluded by MENA Countries

The recent increase of FDI in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region demonstrates the emerging consensus among governments and the private sector in MENA countries that the crucial determinants for enhancing investment, in particular the attraction of FDI, include investment-friendly policies and administrative frameworks alongside the development of local markets and institutions.1 A pro-business enabling environment is widely seen as a vital prerequisite to attract FDI and to encourage the vitality of the local private sector.


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