The OECD and South East Europe

The OECD has been working with South East Europe (SEE) since 2000 to ensure peace, stability and prosperity in a region weakened by conflict, but endowed with rich resources and dynamism. Governments, business leaders and civil society have worked together under the leadership of the OECD to meet economic challenges, including weathering the global economic and financial crisis and preparing for European Union accession. The OECD has supported the region to design and implement reforms to foster private sector development and competitiveness, attract more and better investment and raise living standards.

This support has ranged from policy analysis and monitoring to policy design, capacity building and implementation support. The OECD has also been active in facilitating policy dialogue at technical and high political level and in transferring good policy practices across various policy areas from OECD member states to the SEE region. The OECD’s policy analysis and diagnosis is also widely leveraged by its international development partners and feeds into strategic documents such as the European Commission’s annual Progress Reports or international development agencies’ resource prioritisation.

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High-Level Conference 2017

Fostering Investment for Competitiveness in South East Europe - 19-20 April 2017, Paris

The OECD SEE High-Level Conference 2017 aimed to raise awareness about investment policy trends, identify challenges and explore policy options to boost investment and competitiveness in the region. 

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Economic Governance


Small and Medium Size Enterprises (SMEs)


Meetings & Events

‌‌‌‌Regional Policy Meeting: “SMEs in a green economy
9 March 2018, Paris

SBA Regional Launch Meetings
September - November 2017 in Ankara, Belgrade, Skopje, Pristina, Podgorica and Asarajevo

ERP Kick-off Events
July 2017 in Skopje, Sarajevo, Tirana and Pristina

Competitiveness Outlook Week
3-5 July 2017, Paris

Regional Meeting of the ERP co-ordinators
24 May 2017, Brussels