The objectives of the mission was to draft the territorial needs assessment and the SWOT analysis of the MED 2014-2020 programme. It wass based on the three growth objectives laid down by the European Union in its Europe 2020 strategy, namely; smart, sustainable and inclusive growth. The report presents the strengths and weaknesses of the MED space for each objective.
The specific objectives of the mission was to:
• Enable the programme partnership to make strategic choices for the future of the transnational cooperation in the MED programme;
• Contribute to identify the investment priorities on which the programme should focus in the period 2014-2020.
For each objective, we presented data for the MED space’s key indicators, SWOT analyses, and conclusions to inform the work of defining the programme strategy. Drawing on fundamental territorial data, lessons from the 2007-2013 programme, and consideration of the specific nature of the transnational dimension, we highlighted the important challenges and opportunities facing the MED space and translated them into Investment Priorities (IP).
Joint STEM lab facility
The National Industrial Research and Development Agency (NIRDA) is leading a initiative to establish a joint STEM Industrial Product Development Facility which will act as an industrial technology incubation hub for Rwandan based industrial innovators drawing on STEM to develop industrial products, access advanced technologies, acquire and upgrade technical industrial skills and improve business capabilities….View report
Why SMEs default in Sub-Saharan Africa: the example of ARIZ
Using the example of ARIZ, a guarantee scheme financed by the French Development Agency / PROPARCO, this study determine the reasons for payment defaults on bank loans taken on by SMEs, and distinguish perception from reality on the ground. This study is the first to undertake an in-depth analysis into the reasons behind SME loan…View report