Micro-, Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprises with High-Growth Potential in the Southern Mediterranean: Identifying Obstacles and Policy Responses

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Series Details January 2014
Publication Date January 2014
ISBN 978-94-6138-366-2
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The Arab Spring, which took root in Tunisia and Egypt in the beginning of 2011 and gradually spread to other countries in the southern Mediterranean, highlighted the importance of private-sector development, job creation, improved governance and a fairer distribution of economic opportunities.

The developments led to domestic and international calls for the region’s governments to implement the needed reforms to enhance business and investment conditions, modernise their economies and support the development of enterprises. Central to these demands are calls to enhance the growth prospects of micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs), which represent an overwhelming majority of the region’s economic activity.

Source Link http://aei.pitt.edu/47673/
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ESO: Background information: Paving the Way for Micro-, Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprises in the Southern Mediterranean http://www.europeansources.info/record/paving-the-way-for-micro-small-and-medium-sized-enterprises-in-the-southern-mediterranean/

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