|Abbreviations and acronyms|
|Policy framework, structure of the report and assessment process|
|Overview: 2020 SME Policy Index scores and key findings|
|Methodology for the Small Business Act assessment|
Small Business Act assessment: Findings by pillar6 chapters available
Small Business Act assessment: Eastern Partner country profiles6 chapters available
|Armenia||Հայաստան․ Երկրի բնութագիրը՝ ըստ Փոքր բիզնեսի ակտի|
|Azerbaijan||Azərbaycan: Kiçik Biznes Aktı üzrə ölkə profili|
|Belarus||Беларусь: характеристика страны в свете Акта о малом бизнесе|
|Georgia||საქართველო: მცირე ბიზნესის აქტის ქვეყნის პროფილი|
|Moldova||Republica Moldova: profilul țării după Actul întreprinderilor mici|
|Ukraine||Україна: Акт про малий бізнес, країнний профіль|
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The OECD SME Policy Index is a benchmarking tool for assessing and monitoring progress in the design and implementation of policies for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) against European Union (EU) and international good practice. It is structured around the ten principles of the EU’s Small Business Act for Europe (SBA), which provide a wide range of pro-enterprise measures to guide the design and implementation of SME policies. The project is the result of a joint effort of the OECD, ETF, and EBRD, and was implemented with the financial support of the European Union under its EU4Business initiative. This interactive data visualisation tool presents the final scores of the 2020 assessment of the Eastern Partner countries, as well as the scores of previous assessments. Try it now to see how countries perform in the different dimensions of the index and how they have improved their SME environment over time.
The SME Policy Index is based on the results of two parallel assessments. First, a self-assessment, which consisted of completing a questionnaire and providing relevant evidence (including statistical data), was conducted by each of the six governments. In addition, the OECD and its partner organisations conducted an independent assessment that included inputs from a team of local experts, who collected data and information and conducted interviews with key stakeholders and private sector representatives. The final scores are the result of the consolidation of these two assessments, enhanced by further desk research by the OECD, ETF, and EBRD as well as consultations with government and private sector representatives during country missions. The scores range from 1 (weakest level of policy development) to 5 (strongest level of policy development.
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The EU4Business Initiative covers all EU support for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the region of the Eastern Partnership which brings together the EU, its member states and six partner ccountries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine.
More information on www.eu4business.eu.