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This report benchmarks the region’s progress on SME development since 2009 and for the first time includes Turkey. Built on a set of 108 policy indicators, the SME Policy Index provides a framework to assess convergence of national SME policies with the ten principles of the Small Business Act for Europe.
22 November 2012, Paris. In addition to taking stock of the Initiative’s activities and setting priorities for the future, stakeholders discussed strengthening the dialogue with the private sector and civil society for better governance, growth and job creation.
In response to increasing pressure to deliver on growth, jobs and better governance, policy makers from MENA and OECD reiterated their support for measures to strengthen the business climate and governance in the region.
This meeting focused on concrete projects for improving women entrepreneurs' access to financing and business development services in the Middle East and North Africa region. It was followed by a conference on policy measures to boost employment for youth and women.
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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.
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This policy handbook outlines practical steps for policy makers to foster public-private partnerships in education in the agribusiness sector and revamp the internship system in agricultural universities.
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This policy handbook outlines practical steps for policy makers to establish a credit guarantee scheme for agribusiness SMEs to further develop risk-sharing mechanisms in the sector.
This page lists events relating to the activities of the Investment Compact for South East Europe.
Tirana, Albania, 7-9 November 2012. Ministers from the Western Balkan economies will come together to discuss progress and agree future actions to facilitate trade and economic growth in the region.
Esta conferencia se enfocaron en políticas para la promoción de las inversiones internacionales en cadenas de valor para la creación de empleos y la competitividad.