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On 11 March, 2010 in Istanbul the Experts’ meeting brought together authors from the 6 countries targeted for special Development Centre Working Paper reports : Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, Serbia, Ukraine to discuss work in progress with the Paris combined team and local experts.
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Challenges for Private Sector Development in the Black Sea and Caspian Region were discussed at the OECD Eurasia Private Sector Forum Workshop held in Istanbul, Turkey on 11 March, 2010.
Azerbaijan has continued to make progress in fighting corruption but needs to build its capacity to investigate and prosecute corruption and regulate conflicts of interest. These are among the findings of a new report by the Istanbul Anti-Corruption Action Plan (IAP) adopted on 31 March.
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This report analyses progress made in Azerbaijan in developing anti-corruption reforms and implementing recommendation received under the Istanbul Anti-Corruption Action Plan since the first monitoring round in 2006 (endorsed March 2010).
The Eastern European and South Caucasus initiative aims to create a sound business climate for investment, enhance productivity, support entrepreneurship, develop the private sector, and build knowledge-based economies.
Following the launch of the SCU Initiative on 1 April 2009, the first meeting of the Working Group on Financial Markets Development and Impact of Central Banks will be held on 17 November 2009 in Warsaw, Poland.
The Aid for Trade at a Glance 2009: Maintaining Momentum report presents the results of the second monitoring exercise of the Aid for Trade Initiative and documents its success so far.
Bodrum, Turkey. Discussions focused on investment policies in times of economic crisis, the OECD's strategc response to the crisis and the impact of the crisis on the countries of the South Caucasus and Ukraine.
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Produced in 2008, the objective of this book is to promote the systematic monitoring and evaluation of economic performance and underlying policies in the Black Sea and Central Asian regions, in order to facilitate evidence-based policy dialogue amongst the countries of these regions.
The OECD, in partnership with Eurostat, ROSSTAT and CISSTAT, has calculated benchmark purchasing power parities (PPPs) for GDP and consumption for the year 2005 for 55 countries following a common methodology. The calculation covers the 30 member countries of the OECD, the 27 member states of the European Union, ten CIS countries, six Western Balkan countries and Israel. The results will be included into the forthcoming release of