Socio-economic assessments

Expat remittances – An aid to better living in Lebanon - 03/21/2016 - Nathalie Bureau du Colombier à Athènes

Remittances of money from investments or bank deposits sent back by Lebanese expats to their families represent a vital component of the Lebanese economy and an important part of its financial resources. A study published recently by Chogig Kasparian, professor at St. Joseph University, Beirut, has shed new light on the subject, with the statistical data it contains being immediately put to use. Version française

For a differentiated neighbourhood policy - 03/14/2016 - Nathalie Bureau du Colombier à Athènes

A new European Neighbourhood Policy will be drawn up within the next two years, the latest version taking into account the new geopolitical mix in the South. The European Institute of the Mediterranean (IEMed), member of the FEMISE network and an active participant in its thorough revision, gives us a preview of the directions it may take. Version française

"Europe is being transformed into a fortress, when it needs workers." - 03/08/2016 - Nathalie Bureau du Colombier, MARSEILLE

Iraqis, Syrians, Pakistanis… millions have left their countries with no hope of ever returning. A situation of historical magnitude for which Europe was unprepared. Version française

FEMISE exploring innovation boost for Southern Mediterranean economies - 02/24/2016

How to develop technologies in Middle-Eastern and North African countries? Whether it's educational reforms or the fight against corruption, improving the regional economy faces many challenges. Experts from the FEMISE and Economic Research Forum have identified several avenues that could provide new momentum through innovation. Version française

Productivity and technology: when Egyptian businesses hold the keys to the export market - 10/19/2015 - Nathalie Bureau du Colombier, MARSEILLE

Mohamed Chaffai, Professor at the faculty of Economics and Management at Sfax University in Tunisia, is co-author of a study on the manufacturing sector in Egypt: “What role does technology play in a company’s capacity to export?” He presented a preview of the results of his work on 6th October 2015 at the first international seminar on “business and globalisation” organised in Aix-en-Provence by Femise, CERDI, AMU, AMSE and Greqam (*). Version française

Should one consider companies with political connections as national or private entities? - 10/14/2015 - Nathalie Bureau du Colombier, MARSEILLE

Privileges, corruption, favouritism… On October 6th 2015, Professor Ishac Diwan, lecturer at Paris School of Economics, presented an analysis of the impact of these phenomena on productivity in Egyptian businesses. Version française

Egypt – Better access to banks for top SMEs - 10/05/2015 - Laeticia Moreni

The report entitled "Business and SMEs' access to financing: is there a link?" drawn up by Hala El-Said, Mahmoud Al-Said and Shahir Zaki underlines that, despite the banking reforms initiated in Egypt in 2004, SMEs' access to sufficient and appropriate financing remains limited. This represents a handicap for them in international markets, with only 6% of SMEs exporting their products or services. Version française

Institut de la Méditerranée and FEMISE pointers for revitalizing the Tunisian economy - 07/24/2015 - Nathalie Bureau du Colombier, MARSEILLE

Invest in innovation, overhaul the Tunisian education system and vocational training, improve the banking system and build new infrastructure… According to the economists of the Institut de la Méditerranée (Marseille and Tunis) and the FEMISE, boosting the Tunisian economy requires activating a number levers. Version française
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