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


Regulatory policy and governance in MENA

This chapter focuses on two areas of innovation and sustainability identified as important in the Seoul Declaration: digital content and ‘green’ information and communication technologies (ICTs). Regarding digital content, issues addressed include: the development of digital content markets, local content, public sector information, the role of Internet intermediaries, and intellectual property rights. In the context of green ICTs, issues addressed include: resource efficient ICTs, sensor-based networks, and smart ICT applications such as smart grids.

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