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.


Policy Advocacy Function of Investment Promotion Agencies and Business Associations in the MENA Region

Policy advocacy for investment climate reforms1 should be a central function of investment promotion agencies (IPAs). Policy Advocacy is traditionally undertaken not only by IPAs but by diverse public and private sector groups, including professional business associations. It is an important component of efforts aimed at enhancing the investment climate in a country.


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