|Author (Person)||Ayadi, Rym, de Groen, Willem Pieter|
|Publisher||Centre for European Policy Studies [CEPS]|
|Series Title||CEPS Paperbacks|
|Series Details||January 2014|
|Publication Date||January 2014|
|Content Type||Textbook | Monograph|
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.
|Subject Categories||Business and Industry|
|Countries / Regions||Europe, Middle East, Northern Africa|