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Economic Growth

Some of the Economic Growth projects funded by MEPI have focused on entrepreneurship training, women in technology and building corporate governance systems.

Development Guide for Business Development Organizations: Trade Facilitation Services
Published: 2011

Organization: Institute for Social and Economic Development (ISED) Solutions
Project: ROCCD (Results-Oriented Commercial Capacity Development) Project

The ROCCD Project addressed two key challenges that businesses everywhere face - expanding into new markets and attracting new investment. In 11 modules, this manual focuses on such topics as introduction to business development services; customs clearance and freight forwarding; business-to-business web platform; and trade exhibitions.

ROCCD Policy Advocacy Handbook
Published: 2012

Organization: Institute for Social and Economic Development (ISED) Solutions
Project: Results Oriented Commercial-Organization Capacity Development (ROCCD) Project

This handbook is designed to facilitate improved provision of policy advocacy services by partner business development organizations (BDOs) in the Maghreb. It introduces tools that BDOs can use to organize, prioritize and monitor public advocacy activities and provides lessons learned from recent public advocacy efforts in the region. Training notes and workshop exercises are included, and case studies are provided for Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia.

The Global Landscape for Women
Published: 2012

Organization: Freedom House
Project: Breaking Barriers: Empowering Women in the Workforce

In English and Arabic, this presentation describes the global gender gap, using several countries as examples - Bahrain, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. It also focuses on women in the workforce and challenges to accessing employment. For more information, please see Freedom House's training guide – Breaking Barriers: Empowering Women in the Workforce, Advancing Your Career and Becoming a Change Agent. This project was funded by the State Department's Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor (DRL).

Corporate Sustainability Manual
Published: 2012

Organization: AIESEC
Project: SustainOman

This brief manual from AIESEC describes corporate social responsibility (CSR) and corporate sustainability lessons and mistakes. It highlights CSR partnerships, strategic investment and messaging, focusing on the SustainOman project, but also providing broader tips for businesses and civil society organizations. A profile of the National Bank of Oman is included.

Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights
Published: 2013

Organization: Additional Relevant Resources

This resource from the United Nations outlines the state duty to protect human rights, the corporate responsibility to respect human rights and access to remedy. It was used in The Protection Project trainings, organized by the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies.

With My Project I Create My Future: A Training Manual for Designing and Managing Small Income-Generating Projects
Published: 2013

Organization: Family Social Association for Development (FAD)
Project: Improving the Services Provided by Microfinance Institutions

This training manual offers practical examples and applications for designing and managing small businesses. The guide consists of three chapters that focus on small sustainable income generating business; borrowing and microfinance institutions (MFIs); and success stories for youth projects.

Home-Based Businesses - Presentation
Published: 2014

Organization: Institute of International Education (IIE)
Project: Women's Enterprise for Sustainability (WES)

This slide presentation was used for an Institute of International Education workshop that focused on home-based businesses, part of the Women's Enterprise for Sustainability (WES) program.

Entrepreneurship Trainers Manual
Published: 2014

Organization: Institute of International Education (IIE)
Project: Women's Enterprise for Sustainability (WES)

This training manual provides a summary of 14 modules for a entreprenuership course, along with a summary of concepts and discussion points. Topics include starting a business, strategic planning, business plans, business operations, marketing, communication, finance, risk and more. Brainstorming exercises and quizes are included.

Phase II Entrepreneurship Intermediate Business Plan
Published: 2015

Organization: Institute of International Education (IIE)
Project: Women's Enterprise for Sustainability (WES)

This WES curriculum resource, developed by Nejiba Bouzaiane Khalfallah, is a business plan outline to help women entrepreneurs to build their businesses. The guide covers several aspects of a business project, including market description, marketing plan, human resource needs and financing plan.

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This 2015 Catholic Relief Services workshop in Beirut was for Middle East-North Africa Civil Society Organizations Training and Organizational Development Response (MENTOR) project. Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

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