What’s Holding Back the Private Sector in MENA? Lessons from the Enterprise Survey is a report jointly produced by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the European Investment Bank (EIB), and the World Bank Group (WBG).
The launch of the report, in Cairo, brings together representatives of relevant authorities and national institutions as well as from the private and financial sectors.
The first part of the launch event will include the presentation of the joint study and its conclusions, while touching upon certain areas not covered by the report. The second part will focus on future steps in the MENA region with regard to strategies and priorities for future operations, with a discussion also of the operational strategies of the three institutions involved.
The report presents the results of the MENA Enterprise Surveys (MENA ES) conducted during 2013-2014 in eight economies: Djibouti, the Arab Republic of Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Tunisia, the West Bank and Gaza, and the Republic of Yemen.
By analyzing detailed information on more than 6,000 private firms in the manufacturing and services sectors, the report provides fine-grained insights into their performance and the business environment in which they operate.