This seminar was part of a three-year programme of cooperation between the European Commission and the OECD LEED Programme to monitor and report on entrepreneurial activity in Europe and related public policies and actions.
The main objective of this project, which is conducted with the financial support of the Government of Netherlands Ministry for Development Cooperation, is to assist the Moldovan government in the development of a coherent and well structured policy towards the small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) sector.
This assessment represents the first phase of the project "SME Development in the Republic of Moldova", implemented by the OECD Investment Compact with the financial support of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The second and third phases of the project will focus on assisting policy makers in adapting international best practices of the Republic of Moldova.
This report examines the key policies that would increase competitiveness in the Eastern Europe and South Caucasus region through developing human capital, improving access to finance for SMEs and creating more and better investment opportunities.
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The paper is based on a desk review, discussions with stakeholders, and joint work with the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources of the Republic of Moldova on drafting the so-called "Institutional Development Plan".
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Final report to the donor
Recent work in Moldova and the Kyrgyz Republic proved that addressing this general challenge requires different tools and actions and different levels of effort, depending on country-specific situation.
From 18 to 21, Mai 2010 OECD Development Centre’s Black Sea and Central Asia Initiative team met the Republic of Moldova government and other officials, as well as Chamber of Commerce and academics in order to discuss the main conclusions of the Republic of Moldova coun