The MENA-OECD Initiative on Governance and Competitiveness

4 February 2021. From 18:30 | Webinar | Spanish | Online
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The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) celebrated in December 2020 the 60th anniversary of its creation. The organization today groups 37 member countries that are defined by their democratic values and the defence of a market economy founded on common values of economic efficiency, social inclusion, and environmental sustainability. The OECD has an ambitious collaboration agenda with emerging and developing economies, through its Global Relations Strategy, the purpose of which is to expand the Organization’s principles and standards on a global scale. The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is a particularly important target for the organization that since 2005 implements the MENA initiative for Governance and Competitiveness. The session addresses this experience of multilateral collaboration between economies with different levels of development, paying special attention to the structural factors of the MENA region and the conditions for its transformation.

A conference presented by Carlos Conde, head of the division of the Middle East and Africa (Global Relations) in the OECD, and moderated by Laura Huici, associate professor of International Public Law and International Relations (UB). In collaboration with the Master’s in International Studies – Organizations and International Cooperation (UB).



Laura Huici

Professor Universitat de Barcelona
Carlos Conde

Carlos Conde

Researcher OECD