The work of the OECD Eurasia Competitiveness Programme is managed by working groups, at both regional and national levels. Policy seminars and capacity building meetings take place at a regional level and advisory meetings with government officials at a national level. Participants from the beneficiary countries are expected to actively partipate in the working groups.
Working Groups on Investment and Competitiveness in Central Asia
The working groups share and discuss OECD instruments, methodologies and good practices related to the development of aspects of competitiveness relating to investment policy and promotion, human capital and improving access to finance for small and medium-sized enterprises in Central Asia.
Investment Policy and Promotion
This working group shares and discusses OECD instruments, methodologies and good practices related to the development of aspects of competitiveness relating to Investment Policy and Promotion.
Policy seminar and working group meeting: Investment Policy and Promotion in Central Asia, 24-26 April, 2012, Vienna, Austria
This working group supports policy dialogue and exchange of good practices between Central Asian countries and OECD member countries.
Second Meeting of the Human Capital Working Group: Tools to Support Vocational Education and Training Systems 14-15 December, 2011, Paris, France
Access to Finance
This working group shares and discusses OECD instruments, methodologies and good practices, which could support current efforts to improve access to finance for small and medium-sized enteprises in Central Asia.
Working Group on Eastern Partnership Enterprise Policy Development
Co-chaired by the European Commission (DG Enterprise), this Working Group provides a platform for regional policy dialogue and the exchange of good practices on enterprise policy. The Working Group complements the assessment process of the first SME Policy Index in Eastern Partner countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Republic of Moldova, Ukraine) and involves both SME policy makers and business community representatives from the region.
During the first working group meeting, held on 25 October 2010 in Brussels, the OECD and its partner organisations presented the proposed project to representatives from all Eastern Partner countries, which agreed to pursue a similar approach for the Eastern Partner region based on a common policy assessment framework derived from the Small Business Act for Europe.
The second working group meeting, held on 15 June 2011 in Prague, provided a forum for the exchange of good practices and a discussion of initial findings of the enterprise policy performance self-evaluation. As part of the meeting, a business roundtable was organised as a platform for dialogue between potential investors and the delegations of the Eastern Partner countries.
Seminar on the issues related to the establishment of Corps A, 11-12 July 2012
Investment Policy and Promotion in Central Asia, Vienna, 24-26 April, 2012
Second Meeting of the Human Capital Working Group, Paris, 14-15 December 2011
News release on 3 meetings for Kazakhstan-OECD Projects, Astana, 29 Nov-1 Dec 2011
Measures to enhance the competitiveness of key sectors in Kazakhstan, Astana, 28-30 September 2011
Ministerial Conference on Enterprise and Competitiveness Policies for Eastern Europe and the South Caucasus, Prague, 15-17 June 2011
Initiatives for the Agribusiness, Retail and Information and Communication Technologies sectors, Astana, 29-30 June 2011
Launch of the Central Asia Competitiveness Outlook, Davos, 27 January 2011
Launch of the Kazakhstan Sector Competitiveness Strategy, Astana, 3 November 2010
Ministerial Roundtable of the OECD Central Asia Initiative, Paris, 18 June 2010
Promoting Investment in Times of Economic Crisis and Beyond, Astana, 17 September 2009
Meeting of the Working Group on Investment Climate, Policy and Promotion, 3 July 2009, Bodrum, Turkey
Launch of the Central Asian Initiative to boost investment and competitiveness, Berlin, 4-5 November 2008