Regulatory Reform in the Middle East and North Africa

Implementing Regulatory Policy Principles to Foster Inclusive Growth

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This book assesses progress in the implementation of regulatory policy within the region. Regulatory governance in the MENA region is an increasing priority for encouraging and enabling sustainable development and inclusive growth. The report reflects on the developments and highlights good practices from Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Mauritania, Morocco, the Palestinian Authority and Tunisia. The report concludes by providing recommendations to MENA countries, especially those in transition, to help them build the required institutions, systems, policies and capacities to produce a better regulatory environment needed to deliver sustainable development and equitable growth whilst ensuring public participation and accountability.

English Arabic, French


Recommendations for the MENA region

This chapter provides an overview of developments since the Seoul Declaration in business-to-consumer (B2C) e-commerce – at both domestic and international levels – and identifies some remaining obstacles to its expansion. It focuses on a selected number of issues that raise important ongoing and emerging consumer concerns that require attention. These include complex legal landscapes; inadequate information disclosure; fraudulent and misleading commerce practices; geographical restrictions; privacy concerns; and inadequate dispute resolution and redress.

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