The OECD Investment Compact for South East Europe supports the seven economies of the Western Balkans to improve their investment climate and foster private sector development.
Launched in 2000, its members are: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, the Republic of Moldova, Montenegro, Romania and Serbia, with Kosovo as an observer.
What we do
The Investment Compact works with policy makers, key stakeholders and experts to:
- Build political support for economic reforms - Ministerial level conferences are organised to endorse strategic regional actions.
- Share good practice - OECD tools and instruments are tailored to help develop policies that encourage economic growth and competitiveness. They are shared in forums such as the Western Balkan Innovation Working Group.
- Monitor and assessing policy reforms - SEE investment climates are assessed based on the OECD Policy Framework for Investment using tools such as the Investment Reform Index and the SME Policy Index.
- Facilitate reform prioritisation - Strategies are designed to help governments set priorities for reform - For example Sector Specific Sources of Competitiveness.
- Support the implementation of reforms - The implementation of reforms are supported through projects such as the Regional Competitiveness Initiative.
More information on the work of the Investment Compact:
Overview brochure of the Investment Compact for South East Europe (2012)
OECD Investment Compact for South East Europe: A decade of partnership for prosperity and stability (2011)