How can Special Economic Zones Lead to Growth and Integration in North Africa?

News | July 02, 2019

EastWest Institute co-led a workshop in Rabat, Morocco last week with Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and Moroccan think tank Policy Center for the New South exploring this question. 

Special Economic Zones (SEZs) are often used as a proving ground for reforms that can then be spread to the broader economy, and so generate greater employment, exports, foreign direct investment (FDI) and other benefits. Therefore, SEZs are seen as inciting regional integration and supporting overall economic development in North Africa.

Distinguished experts from the wider MENA region and international institutions shared their experiences and ideas for the establishment of Special Economic Zones in North Africa and how this in turn spurs regional integration and supports development for the North African region.

Click here to read the full event report from KAS. 

Image Source: Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung