Competitiveness in South East Europe
The publication series Competitiveness in South East Europe: A Policy Outlook offers one of the most comprehensive assessments of policies critical to competitiveness in South East Europe – Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, Montenegro, North Macedonia, and Serbia.
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Meetings & Events:
The OECD is organising a series of fact-finding meetings in the six Western Balkan economies between July and October 2023. In each economy, the meetings bring together both government and non-government stakeholders to (1) close information gaps in the government self-assessment and (2) jointly identify main policy achievements, challenges, and priorities.
To officially launch the fourth Competitiveness Outlook assessment cycle, the OECD hosted the Competitiveness Outlook 2024 assessment kick-off meeting at the OECD premises in Paris on 27 April 2023. The meeting gathered the Competitiveness Outlook Co-ordinators, National Statistics Office representatives, Economic Reform Programme (ERP) and Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance (IPA) co-ordinators from all six Western Balkan economies, as well as representatives from the European Commission and regional organisations (RCC, CEFTA).
The OECD flagship publication, Competitiveness in South East Europe: A Policy Outlook 2021, was launched virtually across the six Western Balkan economies throughout September and October 2021. The meetings enabled to present and discuss the publication findings and recommendations for each of the six Western Balkan economies with a wide range of stakeholders.
The OECD flagship publication, Competitiveness in South East Europe: A Policy Outlook 2021, was released by OECD Secretary-General Mathias Cormann at the Leaders’ Meeting of the Berlin Process Western Balkan Summit 2021 on 5 July 2021.
Pocketbook: Competitiveness in South East Europe: A Policy Outlook 2021
Pocketbook: Competitiveness in South East Europe: A Policy Outlook 2018
Contact: Martin KOHTZE & Ali-Fuad TURGUT, Competitiveness Outlook Project Managers
Co-funded by the European Union
*This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with United Nations Security Council Resolution 1244/99 and the Advisory Opinion of the International Court of Justice on Kosovo’s declaration of independence.