EU Central Asia Invest Networking Meeting 2017



‌‌‌Enhancing the Business Climate and Strengthening Business Intermediary Organisations in Central Asia 

The EU Central Asia Invest Networking Meeting is a platform where the Central Asia Invest Networking programme’s stakeholders exchanged knowledge and shared experiences and approaches to strengthening the role played by business intermediary organisations (BIOs) in Central Asia. It gave participants a unique opportunity to explore common solutions to the challenges that BIOs and Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) face in the region.


The EU Central Asia Invest Networking Meeting took place on 25-26 October 2017 in Almaty, Kazakhstan, following OECD Eurasia Week 2017The OECD supported the EU in organising this event.


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With financial support from the
European Union


The Central Asia Invest Programme of the European Union

The Central Asia Invest Programme promotes private sector development in Central Asian countries (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan). It works towards reinforcing the role and the competencies of Central Asian BIOs and more broadly, it helps sustain business climate improvements in Central Asia through: 

  • Capacity building for BIOs, which contributes to strengthening the role and the capacity of Central Asian BIOs to provide legal, technical and economic advice, investment promotion and support for export or project management to enter new markets or expand existing ones. 
  • Policy dialogue, which helps sustain the improvements of the business climate for SMEs and promotes economic integration in Central Asia. This component is implemented in the framework of the OECD Eurasia Competitiveness ProgrammeCentral Asia Initiative. 


Central Asia Invest Programme projects are focused on various sectors and themes including tourism, handicraft and food-processing. These sectors correspond to high-potential sectors for the region:

Contact us

For more information about the EU Central Asia Invest Networking Meeting 2017 and its collaboration with the OECD, please contact:

Mr. Grégory Lecomte
Project Manager, OECD Eurasia Division


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