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The SME Policy Index is an analytical tool designed by the OECD and the European Commission to measure SME policy development. The SME Policy Index evaluation process is based on the 10 policy dimensions of the European Charter for Small Enterprises.
This publication provides a comparative assessment of policy measures to promote, support and advance women’s entrepreneurship in 18 Middle East and North Africa economies.
Part of OECD Eurasia Competitiveness Programme, this initiative aims to help create a sound business climate for investment, enhance productivity, support entrepreneurship, develop the private sector, and build knowledge-based economies to render this region more competitive and attractive to foreign investment.
Since January 2009, the OECD Investment Compact for South East Europe provides implementation support to signatories of the Central European Free Trade Agreement (CEFTA 2006).
The OECD Investment Compact for South East Europe provides implementation support to signatories of the Central European Free Trade Agreement (CEFTA 2006).
The main objective of this project, which is conducted with the financial support of the Government of Netherlands Ministry for Development Cooperation, is to assist the Moldovan government in the development of a coherent and well structured policy towards the small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) sector.
This report finds that foreign investment in North Africa and the Middle East needs to diversify away from the oil and gas industries and be encouraged to focus on areas which have a greater impact on boosting jobs.
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Investment Compact for South East Europe: A decade of partnership for prosperity and stability
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Held in Budapest on 4 November 2011, discussions focused on the results of the first cycle of assessing progress on the elimination of non-tariff barriers based on the Multilateral Monitoring Framework.
This assessment represents the first phase of the project "SME Development in the Republic of Moldova", implemented by the OECD Investment Compact with the financial support of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The second and third phases of the project will focus on assisting policy makers in adapting international best practices of the Republic of Moldova.