The CMI was officially launched on October 9, 2009 in Marseille, following a Memorandum of Understanding among Founding Members which include, at the end of 2009, Egypt, France, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Tunisia, as well as the European Investment Bank and the World Bank. The CMI promotes sustainable growth and development by providing a forum for research and the sharing of knowledge in a region which is becoming ever more socially and economically interdependent. CMI fosters synergy as participants build on and benefit from each other's comparative advantages. In particular, CMI engages countries in the global South in a constructive dialogue through which knowledge and experiences are shared and solutions to common problems are identified and discussed. CMI provides a platform for the formation of communities of practice focused on the Mediterranean region's core development issues. These communities tackle critical challenges, and seek practical solutions to enhance the prosperity of the region.
Areas of focus
Founder gender: Other entities
Leader gender: Female Leader(s) (2020): N/A Leader(s) (2019): Blanca Moreno-Dodson
Leader gender: Female