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This Competitiveness Outlook examines the key policies that would increase competitiveness in Central Asia. Accompanying Policy Handbooks outline practical steps to help policymakers improve the business climate.
On 28 June 2013, Ministers and high-level representatives from Eastern Europe, South Caucasus and Central Asia launched the Eurasia region’s first initiative to carry out peer reviews and monitor progress in implementing competitiveness reforms.
The Enterprise Development and Innovation Facility (EDIF) supports the development of SMES, particularly innovative and high-growth SMEs, in the Western Balkan economies.
This report makes the case for a stronger deployment of renewable energies, especially solar and wind, in the Middle East and North Africa and identifies the appropriate support policies required to stimulate the necessary private investment.
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Kyrgyz Republic, Bishkek - In a joint effort to attract investment and competitiveness, the government of the Kyrgyz Republic has launched a new project with the OECD and “the Promotion of Sustainable Economic Development in Kyrgyzstan” Program GIZ.
The Eurasia Competitiveness Programme is a regional programme that contributes to economic growth and political stability in Central Asia, the South Caucasus and Ukraine through capacity building and the acceleration of reforms to improve the business climate.
Increasing competitiveness in key sectors could help Ukraine attract foreign investment, boost job creation and improve long-term growth prospects. The Project was launched in 2009 to support the government in designing reforms, to strengthen Ukraine's economic development in prioritised sectors.
The book assesses the current policy context for young enterprises in the MENA region and outlines policy tools and instruments, both indirect and direct, that governments can implement to support new enterprise development.
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This handbook suggests the implementation of policies to enhance skills in the IT sector in Kazakhstan, starting with the establishment of a programme linking skills development with the development of business between local and international companies.
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This handbook addresses the main barriers to access to finance in Kazakhstan especially in he agribusiness sector, and suggests policy recommendations and implementation actions to overcome them.