OECD Eurasia Ministerial Conference



27-28 June 2013 - Warsaw, Poland

On 28 June 2013, Ministers and high-level representatives from Eastern Europe, South Caucasus and Central Asia, participating in the Global Relations, launched the Eurasia region’s first initiative to carry out peer reviews and monitor progress in implementing competitiveness reforms.

The OECD Eurasia Competitiveness Roundtable will serve as a platform for peer learning and knowledge sharing between OECD members and Eurasia partner countries.

Over 140 participants from 32 countries including nine Deputy Prime Ministers and Ministers from the Eurasia region contributed to the event, along with partner organisations such as the World Economic Forum and the EBRD.

The meeting also released three policy handbooks for private sector reform in the region. The reports provide step-by-step guidance to implement reforms in vocational education and training, business linkage programmes and credit guarantee schemes.



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Newly released Policy Handbooks


Ambassador Mr. Richard Boucher
, Deputy Secretary-General of the OECD

Mr. Marcos Bonturi, Director for Global Relations, OECD
H.E. Mr. Janusz PiechociƄski, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy, Republic of Poland
H.E. Mr. Yerbol Orynbayev, Deputy Prime Minister, Republic of Kazakhstan

H.E. Mr. Djoomart Otorbayev, First Deputy Prime Minister, Kyrgyz Republic

     Ministers and high-level participants of the Eurasia region gather for the group photo. 28 June, 2013

About the Eurasia Competitiveness Programme

The OECD Eurasia Competitiveness Programme advises   governments on how to improve their business climates. The OECD works closely with governments of the region and the private sector to identify roadblocks to better investment, and SME development, and propose reforms that will create a more conducive business environment.

>> Did you know?
The amount of FDI to the Eurasia region has been increasing steadily since 2000. However, at the same time inflows are primarily directed towards the extractive sector and the region’s share of global FDI stock remains low at 1%.

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E‌urasia's share in World FDI is growing, but its share of  World GDP is almost stagnant



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