General information

Overview of the Investment Compact for South East Europe (Brochure, June 2012)
Investment Compact for South East Europe: A decade of partnership for prosperity and stability (2011)



Policy Handbook - Triple Helix Partnerships for Innovation in Bosnia and Herzegovina [ENG] [BOS] [HRV] [СРБ

Policy Handbook - Establishing a Competence Technology Centre in Serbia [ENG] [СРБ]

Project Insights - Assessment of the National Innovation System of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia [ENG]

Project Insights - Implementing a Pilot Voucher Scheme in Montenegro [ENG] [MON]

Project Insights - Assessment of the Kosovo* Innovation System [ENG] [ALB]

Regional Competitiveness Initiative Brochure


Investment Reform

The Investment Reform Index (IRI) provides SEE governments with an overview of each economy's performance on investment policy reform and supports them in setting priorities and further improving the investment environment.

Drawing on the OECD Policy Framework for Investment, the IRI uses a unique scoring system to measure performance in each business climate dimension and related sub-dimensions.



Small and Medium Sized Enterprises

The SME Policy Index is a benchmarking tool that monitors and evaluates the progress of SEE countries in implementing the policy principles promoted by the Small Business Act for Europe. There have been three versions of the Index to date, with the most recent version in 2012 including Turkey for the first time.


The Project "SME Development in the Republic of Moldova" promoted the development of an effective SME policy in the Republic of Moldova. Three studies were carried out within this project.


The Investment Compact provides implementation support to CEFTA parties to help them further liberalise trade in the region. CEFTA Issues papers provide analysis and monitoring results in relation to the elimination of non-tariff barriers, supporting the liberalisation of trade in services, and supporting the CEFTA investment related clauses.



Sector Competitiveness

Sector Specific Sources of Competitiveness in the Western Balkans (May 2009)

This report examines the apparel manufacturing, automotive components and business process and technology outsourcing sectors, focusing on market competitiveness factors, industry key success factors and policy recommendations


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