Policy Briefs


  • 30-April-2016

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    Hungary Policy Brief: Improving SMEs' Access to Finance

    Credit to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) declined more in Hungary than in most other countries since 2008, and credit conditions remain comparatively tight, especially for small businesses, firms with a higher risk-return profile and firms seeking long-term loans.

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  • 30-April-2016

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    Hungary Policy Brief: Supporting Youth Entrepreneurship in Hungary

    Hungarian youth are less active in entrepreneurship than young people in most other OECD countries. In 2014, 2.5% of all youth aged 15-24 were self-employed, which is below the European Union average of 4.2%. This gap can be explained by a negative attitude towards entrepreneurship and few perceived opportunities.

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  • 29-February-2016

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    Costa Rica Policy Brief: Strengthening Integration into Global Value Chains

    Boosting the productivity and competitiveness of the economy would help Costa Rica to progress further and take full advantage of its integration into GVCs. Improving the competitiveness of services sectors is particularly pertinent.

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  • 8-February-2016

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    Routine Jobs, Employment and Technological Innovation in Global Value Chains

    Routine Jobs, Employment and Technological Innovation in Global Value Chains

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  • 30-September-2015

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    Ireland Policy Brief: Improving SMEs' Access to Finance to Boost Growth and Job Creation

    Business lending in Ireland has still not recovered to pre-crisis levels. Credit conditions remain tight, and interest rates high by Euro area standards, especially for small firms.

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  • 7-July-2015

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    OECD-SADC Policy Brief: Addressing development challenges in Southern Africa

    Private investment is a powerful development enabler, however governments need sound policy frameworks to enhance its development benefits. This policy brief describes how, working with the OECD, the Southern African Development Community (SADC) has created the SADC Investment Policy Framework (IPF) which provides a roadmap for investment policy reform in five areas having a strong bearing on the investment climate in the region.

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  • 1-June-2015

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    Policy Brief on Sustaining Self-employment

    Many spells in self-employment end within the first few years of business. This can be by choice to earn income in-between jobs, or it can be due to systematic barriers that prevent businesses from becoming sustainable. This Policy Brief was prepared by the LEED (Local Economic and Employment Development) Programme of the OECD with the financial support of the European Commission, D-G for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion.

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  • 30-April-2015

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    United States Policy Brief: Improving SME Financing for Stronger Growth and Job Creation

    Seven years after the global financial crisis, lending to US small businesses is still below the precrisis levels and credit conditions remain tight for many of these firms. A more diversified set of options for SME financing should continue to be pursued to support long-term investment and reverse the trend decline in the number of start-ups.

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  • 31-March-2015

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    Indonesia Policy Brief: Investment - Upgrading Indonesia's Infrastructure

    Infrastructure investment in Indonesia was seriously impaired by the 1997 Asian financial crisis. Indonesia plans to increase investment sharply through both public spending and private finance. Yet, Indonesia lacks suitable long-term investment vehicles and capital markets are still developing.

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  • 18-August-2014

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    Inclusive Entrepreneurship in Europe: Policy briefs

    A series of short reports aimed at policy makers examine issues and policies instruments related to inclusive entrepreneurs policy. The key message of these briefs is that there is under-exploited potential among entrepreneurs from non-mainstream groups and that there are many examples of specially tailored policies that are successful in increasing participation that can serve as models for others.

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