The aim of the OECD’s Global Relations is to create a community of economies which are committed to best policy practices and to finding joint solutions for common challenges, guided by the Organisation’s evidence-based policy advice and standards. This engagement serves a mutual benefit, giving a platform to learn from each other’s policies. more

Regional approaches

The OECD works closely with many governments around the world through regional initiatives and activities in order to facilitate policy benchmarking and the exchange of good practices within and across regions.

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Partner countries' involvement in OECD work is mutually beneficial and essential for keeping the OECD inclusive and relevant. 

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Beyond the Organisation's 36 members, countries and economies may be invited to participate in Committees and other bodies through different types of partnerships. 

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The OECD co-operates closely with a large number of international organisations. The form of this co-operation varies, depending on the issues and circumstances, from jointly financed activities or publications, through formal or informal participation in each other’s events, to exchange of information and statistics. 

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SME Policy Index: Western Balkans and Turkey 2019

The latest report from the OECD South East Europe Regional Programme:

  • Provides an overview of how the ten principles of the Small Business Act for Europe (SBA) were implemented in the seven European Union pre-accession economies over the period 2016-18
  • Monitors progress and identifies the outstanding challenges affecting SMEs across twelve SME policy area
  • Uses data on quantitative and qualitative indicators collected by the OECD, assessed economies’ statistical offices and key partner institutions
  • Provides, in addition to a region-wide analysis, a comprehensive economy-specific analysis as well as policy recommendations to remove barriers to SME development  
  • Provides examples of good SME policy practice from the OECD, EU and assessed economies

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