FEMISE MED BRIEF no3 : FDI in MENA and impact of institutional context

FEMISE is launching its new Policy Brief series MED BRIEF aspiring to provide Forward Thinking for the EuroMediterranean region. The briefs contain succinct, policy-oriented analysis of relevant EuroMed issues, presenting the views of FEMISE researchers and collaborators to policy-makers. 

The third issue of MED BRIEF, entitled “Foreign direct investment in MENA: Impact of institutional context”, is available here.


Pr. Juliette Milgram Baleix (University of Granada, FEMISE)

This Policy Brief, written by Pr. Juliette Milgram Baleix (University of Granada) summarizes the findings from a study on the determinants of greenfield investment in the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA). The results point out that institutional deficiencies deter foreign direct investment in the region and in particular, for the main oil producers within this region. Improvements in the areas of democratization, institutional quality and violence reduction would undoubtedly make the region more attractive to foreign investors.

The list of FEMISE MED BRIEFS is available here.


The policy brief has been produced with the financial assistance of the European Union within the context of the FEMISE program. The contents of this document are the sole responsibility of the authors and can under no circumstances be regarded as reflecting the position of the European Union.