Investment and job creation - how to make it work

Results for : Enabling the emergence of a functioning entrepreneurship ecosystem

23.75 %
Connect the national ecosystems to other national, and to other regional hubs in the Southern Neighbourhood and MENA region. The nation states must ensure a smooth transfer of capital, knowhow and goods, easing the effect of national borders.
18.75 %
Consider the entrepreneurial ecosystem a potential testing ground for progressive legislation on business law, as well as in related fields such as anti-corruption, gender equality and decentralised decision-making in public administration.
17.50 %
Ensure the growth and stability of synergetic entrepreneurial ecosystems consisting of start-ups, SMEs as the core of the new economy and society. To make this happen, sufficient financial resources, shared services and an enhanced legal framework are required.
16.25 %
Connect these entrepreneurial ecosystems to the public sector via public-private partnerships and to the society via NGOs, to ensure that innovations will be transferred from the ecosystem to national economies and societies, and that the requirements of the traditional institutions will be integrated.
11.88 %
Let the ecosystem create match-making platforms serving as equivalent to employment agencies (labour bureaus) and connect them to universities and learning platforms to ensure continuous learning paths. Over time, connected public companies and SMEs will participate as well.
11.88 %
Encourage and create space for multi-stakeholder approaches for a conducive ecosystem to entrepreneurship (civil society, government, private sector).
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Investment and job creation - how to make it work

Results for : Ensure that investments create sustainable and decent jobs

25.32 %
Encourage innovative ways of education for better human skills, critical thinking and problem solving, early on.
20.25 %
Create frameworks of collaboration in the region inspired by the Smart Africa initiative that is building hubs and clusters in many countries across the continent.
16.46 %
Work on perceptions and branding of economies in the Southern Neighbourhood and encourage media to promote a culture of entrepreneurship.
13.92 %
Encourage young talents who have studied or have been trained or have worked abroad and who want to return to invest in their home country through creating an ad-hoc body that would assist them throughout the implementation of their projects or enterprise.
13.29 %
Instruct the statistics offices and competent ministries to provide accurate and specific data relevant to entrepreneurs and investors and ensure the full implementation of access to information rights.
10.76 %
Publicly articulate clear strategies about how to ensure value creation in the region (vs. cheap labour force strategies) and implement accordingly.
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Unleashing the entrepreneurial potential

Results for : Bringing down barriers to growth for MSMEs

29.63 %
Set up differentiated tax systems according to the stage of advancement of the company and not necessarily its nature, e.g. social enterprise, start-up or very small enterprises (VSE).
28.40 %
Foster dialogue between EU and Mediterranean business clusters and business communities and in particular between business communities and entrepreneurs in the Neighbourhood (e.g. South-South, South-East).
27.78 %
Facilitate access to bank financing by, for example, reducing the required collateral and easing personal liability
14.20 %
Introduce government procurement guidelines to consider allocation of a certain percentage or threshold to SMEs.
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Unleashing the entrepreneurial potential

Results for : Boosting innovation to unleash the entrepreneurial potential

19.62 %
Provide exchange programs between accelerators and incubators across borders. This will open up new markets for start-ups and give access to their networks.
18.35 %
Create meaningful key performance indicators (KPIs) for incubators to evaluate their impact, in particular for those funded by public and governmental donors.
15.82 %
Facilitate dialogue and coordination between research and development (R&D) in the private and public sectors, while R&D in public research facilities such as universities should be adequately funded and should focus on research that can contribute to business and economic growth.
14.56 %
Create and support business accelerators in more rural and remote areas.
12.66 %
Incentivise, through a legal and fiscal framework, entrepreneurs and companies that adhere to a corporate citizenship based on social conduct, job creation and other requirements of the society.
10.13 %
Empower actors such as accelerators and incubators which aim to create sectoral synergies and vertical integration (i.e. synergies between companies from complimentary sectors).
8.86 %
Develop a social enterprise label given by public and private institutions, while preparing the implementation of a legal status of the social enterprise.
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How to grow and retain talent - making young entrepreneurs fit for purpose

Results for : Improving employability through skills and knowledge

18.90 %
Put in place measures to address the problems encountered at the business idea stage, particularly: support education systems that encourage critical thinking; mainstream entrepreneurship into school curricula; grant access to finance without personal exposure in case of failure ; enforce copyrights protection; further business mentorship in rural areas; establish an office to guide entrepreneurs through the preparation of paper work and permits.
18.29 %
Support training to SMEs in the Neighbourhood with regard to compliance, health, safety, environmental standards to enable them to sell goods and services to large and multinational corporations.
17.68 %
Build a re-skilling strategy and instruments for a better match between supply and demand and feed SMEs with the skilled workers they need.
16.46 %
Address aspects of entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial culture in all education curricula of schools and universities, not limited to management and business courses.
15.24 %
Encourage innovative education and teaching for better social skills, critical thinking and problem solving, early on.
13.41 %
Facilitate and promote the concept of training of trainers and put in place incentives for these trainers to support entrepreneurs outside of major cities.
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How to grow and retain talent - making young entrepreneurs fit for purpose

Results for : Attracting and retaining talent

31.41 %
Introduce tax incentives within employment taxation to encourage businesses to recruit more talented workers.
26.28 %
Articulate a new narrative about the world of work, and integrate digital and traditional manufacturing. A digital transition and decent jobs can be achieved.
21.79 %
Raise awareness among businesses, especially very small enterprises, on the importance of respecting decent working conditions.
20.51 %
Treat women entrepreneurship as an emergency! Give privileges and advantages to female entrepreneurs and investors who invest into female founded businesses.
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