The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the MENA-OECD Governance Programme Centre organised a workshop and meeting of the MENA-OECD Network on Public Procurement. The meeting was held at the MENA-OECD Governance Programme Centre premises in Caserta, on 11 and 12 April 2016.
The 4th Annual Meeting of the National Schools of Government Network, jointly organised and supported by the MENA-OECD Governance Programme Centre, explored theme of Building Blocks for Public Sector Innovation: New Skills and Learning. The meeting considered the skills that civil services need to innovate and the new learning approaches to support the development of these skills. It enabled a policy dialogue that contributes to the work of the OECD on the development of a framework for innovation-related skills and its application through learning approaches for innovation.
On International Women's Day, the OECD hosted a conference to consider policy approaches to closing leadership gender gaps in the public and corporate sectors. Moving beyond the quota debate, the event fostered a policy dialogue on existing barriers and missing opportunities for women in decision-making positions, and their impact on broader social and economic outcomes. The discussions was underpinned by an issues paper on new trends, international benchmarks and good practice.
The fourth edition of the World Government Summit, Shaping Future Governments, took place in Dubai from 8 to 10 February under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Mahtoum, Vice Prime Minister of UAE and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai. It included two exhibitions and three international awards.
Global Platform "Governance of the Future" launched by the OECD on 8 February in Dubai brings together high-level government representatives to discuss how we can address the challenges of the future. The Secretary General of the OECD, José A'ngel Gurria opened the Global Platform and the discussion featured a key note speech by Swedish Minister for Strategic Development and Nordic Cooperation.
11th Annual Meeting of the Working Group II on Open and Innovative Government of the MENA-OECD Governance Programme took place in Dubai on 7 February 2016 back to back to the World Government Summit.
This report is written to support the discussions of the strategic orientations of the MENA-OECD Governance Programme in 2015 and beyond. Delivering on the conclusions of the 2013 and 2015 Steering Group Meeting of the MENA-OECD Initiative, the Governance Programme has systematically embraced and mainstreamed youth issues in its activities.
This report, published by OECD, 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 conference presented a realistic vision for the causes of failure in achieving the Millennium Development Goals in Arab countries. The conference took into account the features of the development goals beyond 2015, and emphasized the implementation mechanisms, including the political will and provision of human and material resources.
staffDecember 19, 2015