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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.


2011
Development Guide for Business Development Organizations: Capital Access Services
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 seven modules, this manual focuses on such topics as business planning services; discounted cash flow analysis; legal advisory services; and networking events and outreach.

2012
ROCCD Policy Advocacy Handbook
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.

2012
The Global Landscape for Women
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).

2013
WES Entrepreneurial Training Program - Presentation
Organization: Institute of International Education (IIE)
Project: Women's Enterprise for Sustainability (WES)

This slide presentation was part of the Institute of International Education's November 2011 Training of Trainers event, part of the Women's Enterprise for Sustainability (WES) program.
2013
Training of Trainers: Home-Based Businesses and E-Commerce
Organization: Institute of International Education (IIE)
Project: Women's Enterprise for Sustainability (WES)

This slide presentation was part of the Institute of International Education's November 2011 Training of Trainers event, part of the Women's Enterprise for Sustainability (WES) program.
2013
Home-Based Business and E-Commerce – TOT Facilitator’s Guide
Organization: Institute of International Education (IIE)
Project: Women's Enterprise for Sustainability (WES)

This facilitator's guide was part of the Institute of International Education's November 2011 Training of Trainers event, part of the Women's Enterprise for Sustainability (WES) program.

2013
WES Entrepreneurship Participants Manual
Organization: Institute of International Education (IIE)
Project: Women's Enterprise for Sustainability (WES)

This curriculum resource was part of the Institute of International Education's November 2011 Training of Trainers event, part of the Women's Enterprise for Sustainability (WES) program.
2013
Corporate Sustainability Manual
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.

2013
Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights
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.

2014
With My Project I Create My Future: A Training Manual for Designing and Managing Small Income-Generating Projects
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.

2014
E-Commerce (presentation)
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 e-commerce, part of the Women's Enterprise for Sustainability (WES) program.

2014
Social Media for Women Entrepreneurs (presentation)
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 social media for women entrepreneurs, part of the Women's Enterprise for Sustainability (WES) program.

2014
Home-Based Businesses - Presentation
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.

2014
Entrepreneurship Trainers Manual
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.

2015
Phase II Entrepreneurship Trainer's Guide
Organization: Institute of International Education (IIE)
Project: Women's Enterprise for Sustainability (WES)

This two-part guide is intended for WES curriculum trainers. The first part explains the guide’s logic and methodology. The second part, highlighting curriculum content, is organized by topic and provides information and recommendations for the trainer to present economic sustainability material.

Crs   mentor project   beirut 2015
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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