The Secretary-General introduced Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic to the Special Meeting of the OECD Council.
The 34-member countries of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development welcomed a Memorandum of Understanding between the OECD and Ukraine which will help Ukraine’s efforts to tackle corruption, strengthen its tax system and promote competitiveness.
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The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is organising a national workshop on Green Economy Assessment (simulation modelling) on 10-11 April 2014 in Kiev, Ukraine. The workshop is delivered jointly with the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade and the Scientific Research Institute under the Ministry of Economy of Ukraine. This is part of the EaP GREEN work programme. Consult the provisional programme.
Further to a meeting of its governing Council on 12 March 2014, the OECD has postponed activities related to the accession process of the Russian Federation to the OECD for the time being.
This review addresses the territorial dimension of a range of policy challenges in the Ukraine, including Ukraine's productivity challenge, large inter-regional disparities, and need for decentralisation.
The aim of this seminar was to build institutional capacities and transfer methodologies to the Ukrainian policy makers on areas which could improve the country’s agricultural competitiveness and sustain Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), building on the OECD know-how and reflecting on the Trento experience.
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Renewable energy sources can play an important role in Ukraine in educing the country's energy dependence while lowering greenhouse gas emissions. Established renewable energy sources suffer from outdated technology while the development of innovative renewable sources is hampered by administrative hurdles.
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The seminar focuses on strengthening the SME cluster policy framework in Ukraine and on exploring the possibility of establishing an aircraft manufacturing cluster in Ukraine. Three main topics will be addressed, including (i) the benefits of industry clusters for an economy, (ii) the functioning of industry clusters, and (iii) policy measures fostering industry clusters.
Increasing competitiveness in key sectors could help Ukraine attract foreign investment, boost job creation and improve long-term growth prospects. The Project was launched in 2009 to support the government in designing reforms, to strengthen Ukraine's economic development in prioritised sectors.
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This policy handbook outlines practical steps for policy makers to attract investment to the renewable energy sector, the government should develop a comprehensive renewable energy strategy, simplify permitting procedures and provide firms with better access to the electricity market.