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Mediterranean Growth Initiative and CMI Seal Partnership

  • The Founder of the Mediterranean Growth Initiative (MGI), Cleopatra Kitti, and the Manager of the Center for Mediterranean Integration (CMI), Blanca Moreno-Dodson, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop and undertake collaborative activities to foster the cooperation among the countries of the Mediterranean.


    The Center for Mediterranean Integration (CMI) is a cooperative arrangement and a multi-partner platform for dialogue and knowledge sharing for Mediterranean integration and transformative reform. CMI convenes partners and members to jointly identify solutions to inherent challenges on the Mediterranean and facilitates their connection to change agents. CMI members are Egypt, France, Greece, Jordan, Italy, Lebanon, Morocco, the Palestinian Authority, Tunisia, the City of Marseille, the Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur Region, the European Investment Bank and the World Bank, and the European External Action Service as an observer.


    The Mediterranean Growth Initiative (MGI) is an independent, private sector initiative supporting thinking and doing around the Mediterranean. is a real time interactive platform that provides open access to data, benchmarks, forecasts, and analysis covering the Mediterranean region and the countries of the Mediterranean. It rests on two key pillars: understanding the region and its potential using data and analysis and bringing together decision makers and investors.


    The partnership between MGI and CMI will focus on a number of specific substantive areas including, but not limited to:

    • Access to current analysis available on which includes growth relevant, regional and national economic analysis, benchmarking and forecasting
    • Conduct tailored research and produce joint reports that benchmark, forecast and track the Mediterranean Region with other economic regions investments and access to finance
    • Data analytics on CMI’s interrelated dimensions: creating economic opportunities, promoting inclusiveness, and empowering the population, as well as the cross-cutting themes of security and development and youth and gender

    This will enable CMI and MGI to support the Mediterranean countries efforts to provide regional public goods, promote integration, public and private sector investments, and move towards stable and resilient economies.