OECD Eastern Europe and South Caucasus Initiative
The Eastern Europe and South Caucasus Initiative (EESCI) was launched by the OECD in April 2009 with the aim of helping six countries in the region improve their business environments and strengthen competitiveness in line with OECD and EU Standards. The Initiative partners closely with the EU4Business Initiative of the European Union and covers the six countries of the EU’s Eastern Partnership: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine. All OECD and partner countries participate in the definition of EESCI work priorities and the identification of new policy areas for OECD intervention. The EESCI is an integral part of the OECD Eurasia Competitiveness Programme and is co-chaired by Poland and Sweden.
How can EaP countries mobilise more private finance for infrastructure development?
Progress report on Eastern Partnership SME support & steps for improvement.
Find new knowledge and data on Eurasia IPAs.
How can Belarus make its support services more effective & unlock SME growth?
Integrating global value chains will be crucial for Moldova's food sector to scale up and grow.
Find out how Ukraine supports its SME sector.
The projects carried out by the OECD Eurasia Competitiveness Programme in the context of the Eastern Europe and South Caucasus Initiative (EESCI) combine analytical work, capacity-building activities and monitoring of reform implementation. Country-specific work is peer reviewed at the OECD Eurasia Competitiveness Roundtable. The work is financed by the EU4Business Initiative.