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2 Years

EDILE aims at enhancing the inclusive development of local economies thanks to the optimisation of investment projects.

The project provides economic bodies in charge of regulating or implementing investment projects with evaluation tools and guidance which will help them to maximise local economic spillovers such as job creation, subcontracting and environment conservation.

Forty actions are planned in Lebanon, Palestine and Tunisia over 2014 and 2015. The EDILE project is implemented by ANIMA and 7 Euro-Mediterranean partners. It is financially supported up to 1.7 million Euros by the ENPI-CBC-MED programme of the European Union.


The actions of the EDILE project thus aim at:

  • Reinforcing the capacities of local authorities involved in the regulation of investments: better selection and ex ante evaluation of the investment projects, optimisation of local spillovers, labelling of investment projects;
  • Improving governance processes: establishment of coordination and dialogue tools between public and private actors, local and national administrations and civil society.


  • Analyses and studies: Assessment of existing practices and needs; Identification of innovative indicators and initiatives for the enhancement of project inclusivity within their local environment;
  • Preparation of the EDILE guide: Construction of a referential for project evaluation; Development of implementation tools (methodology, best practices, training kit);
  • Seminars for the validation and the dissemination of the EDILE guide among project partners and targeted actors.
  • Identification and analysis of 15 pilot investment projects Collection of data and identification of best practices in terms of project qualification and local economic spill-over optimisation;
  • Training workshops on project evaluation and optimisation;
  • Organisation of discussion forums on the pilot investment projects;
  • Regional thematic seminars focused on inclusive development issues (employment, social solidarity economy, environment, etc.);
  • Technical assistance missions to support local actors in the implementation of evaluation procedures and other actions aiming at fostering more inclusive investment projects;
  • Dissemination of the EDILE guide and associated tools to relevant national and international organisations in order to promote such initiative in the Mediterranean.