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Democratic transition: ensuring economic stability in the Euro-Mediterranean region - 10/16/2012 - Nathalie Bureau du Colombier

The traditional annual report for FEMISE has special resonance this year. Published ten months after the first revolts of the Arab Spring, this report looks at the factors that led to revolution in the Mediterranean countries, and analyses the economic impact of this year of transition towards democracy. Ben Ali on the run,...

Banking systems need to further diversify to ensure growth after the Arab Spring - 10/16/2012 - Nathalie Bureau du Colombier

Since the early 2000s, technological advances in southern Mediterranean countries have contributed to improvements in the banking system. However, State interference in banking institutions and corruption is hindering their effectiveness. There is still great room for improvement.

Improving productivity in Mediterranean businesses - 10/16/2012 - Nathalie Bureau du Colombier

Just like western countries, Maghreb countries are creating cluster developments. Networks are seen as an accelerator of productivity, with information sharing, emulation and export incentives. But more than anything, it is the internationalisation of business that creates the greatest chance of development.

Femise analyses liberalisation in countries south of the Mediterranean - 10/16/2012 - Frédéric Dubessy

MEDITERRANEAN. Experts from Femise delivered their Firm, Trade and Development reports at a workshop organised by Defi, the research centre of the Université de la Méditerranée (Aix-Marseille II) on economic development and international finance in Aix-en-Provence on 4-5 July 2011. In delivering their conclusions, these scientists made several observations that could also been as appeals for assistance.

Support from the G8 for the transition to democracy in Egypt and Tunisia - 10/16/2012 - Nathalie Bureau du Colombier

A strong message was sent out at the G8 summit which took place in Deauville on 26-27 May 2011. At the summit, the world’s eight most industrialised countries decided to lend their support to the move towards democratisation that was started at the beginning of the year by Tunisia and Egypt. On the agenda: 40 billion dollars in assistance over three years.

Does privatisation reduce unemployment and inequality ? - 10/16/2012 - Nathalie Bureau du Colombier

What effect does privatisation have on employment and inequality? Over the last few years, developed and developing countries alike have carried out mass privatisation without being truly aware of its effect on the working population. In December 2010, FEMISE conducted a study (FEM33-08) with a view to filling in the blanks on the subject.

Remittances from migrants an asset to countries of origin - 10/16/2012 - Frédéric Dubessy

MEDITERRANEAN. On 16 and 17 April 2011, Femise, the network of economic research institutions that deal with issues that affect the Mediterranean, and the ERF, a network of three hundred economists from the Mediterranean, brought some fifty experts together in Istanbul to discuss “Migration in the Arab region: Factors and consequences.” Focus on remittances from emigrants.

Morocco and Tunisia: More graduates but still too few qualified jobs - 10/16/2012 - Nathalie Bureau du Colombier

In Morocco and Tunisia, more and more young people are continuing their education at university; 60% of people joining the labour market have completed a university degree. Yet it this sector of the population that has the highest rate of unemployment.
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