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The Regional Competitiveness Initiative works with Western Balkans economies to strengthen competitiveness, in the medium to long term. During this three year project, the Investment Compact supported each economy to innovate and develop their human capital through pilot projects that provided analytical support, policy guidance, capacity building and implementation support.
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.
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The SME Policy Index
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.
This report reviews the micro, small and medium-sized business sector in the Republic of Moldova, as well as governmental policies related to small and medium-sized enterprises, particularly regarding financing and innovation.
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.
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