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  • 6-May-2019

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    SME Policy Index: Western Balkans and Turkey 2019 - Assessing the Implementation of the Small Business Act for Europe

    Robust SME sectors are critical to the prosperity of the six Western Balkan economies and Turkey, accounting for over 70% of those employed in the business sector and generating 65% of value added in these seven economies. Yet their potential remains untapped, as SMEs across the region grapple with numerous challenges that hamper their growth and productivity. They are still under-represented in international trade, and their contributions to value-added remain comparatively low as they have difficulties in moving or expanding into high value-added activities.This report provides a comprehensive overview of the implementation of the ten principles of the Small Business Act for Europe (SBA) in the seven EU pre-accession economies over the period 2016-18. It monitors progress against similar assessments performed over the past decade and identifies the outstanding challenges affecting SMEs. It also provides targeted recommendations to remove barriers to SME development and unleashing their potential for driving inclusive economic growth.
  • 28-April-2016

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    SME Policy Index: Western Balkans and Turkey 2016 - Assessing the Implementation of the Small Business Act for Europe

    The SME Policy Index is a benchmarking tool designed for emerging economies to assess SME policy frameworks and monitor progress in policy implementation over time. The Index has been developed by the OECD in partnership with the European Commission (EC), the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), and the European Training Foundation (ETF) in 2006 for the Western Balkans. The South East European Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning (SEECEL) joined as an additional partner in 2014. The SME Policy Index has since 2006 been applied in four regions and nine assessment rounds overall.The SME Policy Index: Western Balkans and Turkey 2016 presents the results of the fourth assessment of the Small Business Act for Europe in the Western Balkans and, since 2012, Turkey. The assessment framework is structured around the ten principles of the Small Business Act for Europe (SBA). It provides a wide-range of pro-enterprise measures to guide the design and implementation of SME policies based on good practices promoted by the EU and the OECD.The Index identifies strengths and weaknesses in policy design, implementation and monitoring. It allows for comparison across countries and measures convergence towards good practices and relevant policy standards. It aims to support governments in setting targets for SME policy development and to identify strategic priorities to further improve the business environment. It also helps to engage governments in policy dialogue and exchange good practices within the region and with OECD and EU members.
  • 22-January-2008

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    Progress in Policy Reforms to Improve the Investment Climate in South East Europe: Investment Reform Index 2006

    This publication assesses to what extent governments in the region have leveraged their assets with effective policies to attract investment and stimulate growth.

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  • 1-March-2005

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    Enterprise Policy Performance Assessment (EPPA) for Bosnia and Herzegovina: 2004 Report

    Prepared by the OECD and the EBRD in close consultation with the European Commission this report presents the 2004 edition of the Enterprise Policy Performance Assessment for Bosnia and Herzegovina.

  • 26-September-2003

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    Enterprise Policy Performance Assessment (EPPA) for Bosnia and Herzegovina

    This report highlights a number of issues raised by SME owners and managers and builds on recently published OECD-EBRD reports (2001, 2002). It identifies a number of actions needed in order to continue the progress already made in improving the policy environment for SMEs.

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  • 16-July-2002

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    Attracting investment to South East Europe: Common principles and best practices - Ministerial Declaration

    Ministers representing the nations of South East Europe met in Vienna on 18 July 2002 under the auspices of the Stability Pact Investment Compact to sign this declaration on common principles and best practices designed to attract private investment in the region.

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  • 16-July-2002

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    Foreign Direct Investment in South-Eastern Europe in the early 2000s

    The aim of this paper is to provide a statistical update of an earlier analysis on FDI in South East European countries and includes Moldova among the countries covered. Various features of FDI in the region and in individual countries are presented in 29 tables. This study, prepared by Gábor Hunya of the Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies, was commissioned by the Austrian Ministry of Economy and Labour.

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  • 15-August-1993

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    Exchange Control Policy in Central and Eastern European Countries

    August 1993. This publication seeks to add to the understanding of the problems which policy makers of Central and Eastern European Countries (CEECs) face in designing and implementing exchange control policies.

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