A regional workshop was held 30 June - 2 July in Turin, Italy to discuss the assessment of the Eastern Partner Countries' implementation of the EU's Small Business Act.
The OECD Business Climate of Review of Egypt was launched in Cairo on 11 May 2014 at the occasion of a debate organised by the OECD, in co-operation with the government of Egypt and the European Union.
Development of a vibrant private sector is an essential component of OECD efforts to boost the growth and stability of economies worldwide. We work to encourage a sound business climate for investment, enhanced productivity, competitiveness, and entrepreneurship, to raise living standards and alleviate poverty.
The strong economic growth in Kazakhstan over the past ten years has been driven largely by the performance of its natural resource sector, with three-quarters of foreign investment concentrated in oil- and gas-related companies.
While Kazakhstan has made significant reforms, the country is still facing the challenge of diversifying its economy beyond the natural resource sector, to ensure sustainable growth and employment.