This guidebook is the first step of a surveying and mapping work of the economic activity in the Mediterranean, undertaken by the Invest in Med programme to help countries to better understand and compare themselves.
However, the main purpose is to provide investors, especially foreigners, who target 9 of the Southern Mediterranean countries benefiting from the Invest in Med programme, with an operational tool that would help them in answering the following questions:
What are the countries that wish to promote the development of enterprises in my sector?
What are the regions in which my business can grow? What are the infrastructures, industrial or economic zones in which I am likely to find partners, sub-contractors, competitors?
What are the facilitating policies that affect me? Whom to contact to activate them?
Users of this guide have the choice between 3 gateways to access to information: a captioned map per country that offers a view of the key sectors in the country and the main infrastructures and zones in which the economic development is polarised; for each country, a set of summary sheets on the industrial strategy, the country position vis-à-vis foreign investors, the sectors of specialisation by region; for 15 major sectors whose development is considered a priority by the Med countries, the list of countries where each of them is present and, for each country, a fact sheet on the challenges, opportunities, players and contacts for this sector.
Authors : Jeanne Lapujade & Emmanuel Noutary, with contributions of Pierre Henry, Zoé Luçon, Samir Abdelkrim, Bénédict de Saint Laurent / ANIMA (www.anima.coop)