Private Sector and Enterprise Development Fostering Growth in the Middle East and North Africa

Much has been written about the political, economic and social dimensions
and challenges of the Middle East and North Africa. These works cover the situation in different combinations of
countries in the region depending on how they chose to define it and their
particular perspectives and geopolitical interests.This book is concerned with the context for private sector development
(PSD) including micro, small and medium enterprises (SMEs1), the PSD
challenges and the relevant policy, institutional and research capacity,
responses and needs in 12 MENA countries. The book presents a diagnostic of the PSD challenges in the MENA-12 countries, offers conceptual frameworks for PSD, SME and entrepreneurship development, and shares country-level approaches to enhancing growth of the private sector.