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Growing the Local Economies

By postmaster@MEII.org | Feb 25, 2024 | 0 Comments

There are many different facets involved in encouraging access to finance. MEII is proud to work with our partners to support increased lending to promising ventures, through loan guarantees, technical assistance and training, and seminars, among other activities. Recently, we were very pleased to partner with Mercy Corp and the Jordan Loan Guarantee Corporation on …

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MEII’s Jordan Project Promoting Financial Literacy Recognized by USAID

By postmaster@MEII.org | Aug 1, 2023 | 0 Comments

To support micro and small enterprises (MSEs) to achieve better operational performance that would enhance their ability to grow, transform and become more resilient, USAID Informal Livelihoods Advancement Activity (Iqlaa) extended financial management support services to 45 MSEs in Jordan. The services were provided by the Middle East Investment Initiative (MEII), one of Iqlaa’s IPs. …

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MEII Board of Directors Trip 2023 Recap

By postmaster@MEII.org | Mar 24, 2023 | Comments Off on MEII Board of Directors Trip 2023 Recap

MEII Mourns the Loss of Beloved Founding Board Member Ann Korologos

By postmaster@MEII.org | Feb 1, 2023 | 0 Comments

It is with great sadness that we write to inform you that the former MEII board chair Ann Korologos passed away this morning. Ann was an inspiration to us all. Her leadership, strength, friendship, commitment to do good, and generosity of spirit will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved her. Ann firmly believed …

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MEII Proudly Welcomes John Glazer to our Board of Directors

By postmaster@MEII.org | Jan 18, 2023 | Comments Off on MEII Proudly Welcomes John Glazer to our Board of Directors

John M. Glazer is Chief Executive Officer of a New York City-based holding company that manages the investments and affairs of a prominent family. 

MEII Mourns the Loss of Beloved Founding Board Member Secretary Madeleine K. Albright

By postmaster@MEII.org | Mar 24, 2022 | Comments Off on MEII Mourns the Loss of Beloved Founding Board Member Secretary Madeleine K. Albright

It is with deep sadness that we mourn the passing of our friend and colleague, Secretary Madeleine K. Albright. Secretary Albright was a founding and longtime Board Member of The Middle East Initiative (MEII). She made a major contribution to advancing our mission of economic prosperity in the Middle East and North Africa.  Her boundless …

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MEII Spring Board Meeting

By postmaster@MEII.org | Mar 11, 2022 | Comments Off on MEII Spring Board Meeting

During our Spring Board Meeting, MEII welcomed special guest speaker Hady Amr to discuss economic development in the region. Hady Amr currently serves as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Israel and Palestinian Affairs at the Department’s Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs. The U.S. State Department gave MEII a shoutout on Twitter and thanked …

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Happy International Women’s Day from MEII

By postmaster@MEII.org | Mar 8, 2022 | Comments Off on Happy International Women’s Day from MEII

Gender Equality According to a recent McKinsey report, if women were employed at the same rate as men across the MENA region, women would contribute $2.7 trillion to the regional GDP by 2025, bolstering the overall GDP by 47 percent. This one report adds to a growing body of evidence that illuminates the critical need …

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USAID Appoints MEII Board Co-Chair George R. Salem as the Board Chair of the Partnership for Peace Fund (PPF) Advisory Board

By postmaster@MEII.org | Feb 8, 2022 | 0 Comments

The Middle East Investment Initiative (MEII) is proud to announce that USAID Administrator Samantha Power has selected the Honorable George R. Salem as the inaugural Board Chair for the Partnership for Peace Fund (PPF) Advisory Board.   The Nita M. Lowey Middle East Partnership for Peace Act (MEPPA) established the PPF and George will lead and …

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​Tamweeli Meetup Tour

By postmaster@MEII.org | Jan 21, 2022 | 0 Comments

In an effort to reach out to businesses across Tunisia and continue our progress in building sustainable businesses in the Middle East, MEII launched the Tamweeli Meetup Tour. This particular program included a series of events held in cities across Tunisia for Tunisian SMEs. The events turned out to be a great success, and provided ample opportunities …

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