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Annual Conferences | May 18-20, 2010 - Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina - Reports

Access to Financing

in Southeast Europe | Before and After the Crisis


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Since 2005, the Regional Competitiveness Initiative (RCI), a project sponsored by USAID, has been providing technical and financial assistance for entrepreneurship, industry and policy development in the...

Analysis of Replication of the Office Business Center (OBC) Pilot Model (CEED Macedonia)


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The Integrated Foreign Market Entry System models represent cost and time effective alternative for companies to explore new markets for their respective products and/or services. Especially for the smaller...

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A Center of Excellence in ICT Training and Certification | Rollout Scenario for the CoE Development


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The purpose of this document is to propose key steps towards the creation of Center of Excellence in ICT Training and certification. The document is designed to be used as a reference generic concept...

Regional Project Management Capacity Assessment | A study of the project management capacity in the Western Balkans


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The analysis was conducted over a three month period, from November 2009 to January 2010, combining desk research with visits to each economy and on-site...

Article - An uphill battle | The Future Business Landscape


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Hungary went from a leading position in the region in the 90s to a disappointing performance during the present decade.  In the future, Hungary will have to rely relitivly more on the internally generated sources of productivity and competitiveness...

The Global Economic Crises: Impact on Eastern Europe


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IThe global crisis of 2007–2009 can be viewed as three interdependent and mutually reinforcing crises: a financial crisis, a liquidity crisis, and a crisis in the real economy. The ten East European countries that are now EU members were hit...

Dr. Paul Marer

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EBRD

South-eastern Europe: lessons from the global economic crisis

| Peter Sanfey


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Since 2005, the Regional Competitiveness Initiative (RCI), a project sponsored by USAID, has been providing technical and financial assistance for entrepreneurship, industry and policy development in the...

The World Bank Group

BEEPS At-A-Glance 2008

FYR Macedonia


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The EBRD-World Bank Business Environment and Enterprise Performance Survey (BEEPS) is a joint initiative of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the World Bank...

Report - wiiw Public Panel Discussion 20090326 - Bayer


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ESCE Problems

- Growth Forecasts Negative 

- Exports Falling - Current Account Deficits - Currency Devaluations

- Foreign Risk Aversion...

OECD

Sector Specific Sources of Competitiveness in the Western Balkans | Recommendation for a Regional Investment Strategy


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The OECD is a unique forum where the governments of 30 democracies work together to address the economic, social and environmental challenges of...

Investment Reform Index 2010 | Monitoring Policies and Institutions for Direct Investment in South-East Europe


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South-East Europe (SEE) has progressively reduced restrictions to national treatment since completion of the previous Investment Reform Index (IRI 2006)...

SME Policy Index 1 | Key Findings


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The purpose of this document is to propose key steps towards the creation of Center of Excellence in ICT Training and certification. The document is designed to be used as a reference generic concept...

SME Policy Index 2 | Introduction and Methodology


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The analysis was conducted over a three month period, from November 2009 to January 2010, combining desk research with visits to each economy and on-site...

SME Policy Index 3 | Part I - Policy Findings By Dimension


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Since 2005, the Regional Competitiveness Initiative (RCI), a project sponsored by USAID, has been providing technical and financial assistance for entrepreneurship, industry and policy development in the...

SME Policy Index 4 | Part II - Policy Measures to Support High-Growth SMEs


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The EBRD-World Bank Business Environment and Enterprise Performance Survey (BEEPS) is a joint initiative of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the World Bank...

SME Policy Index 5 | Part III - Performance Profiles of Western Balkan Economies


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Since 2005, the Regional Competitiveness Initiative (RCI), a project sponsored by USAID, has been providing technical and financial assistance for entrepreneurship, industry and policy development in the...

SME Policy Index 6 | Annexes


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The Integrated Foreign Market Entry System models represent cost and time effective alternative for companies to explore new markets for their respective products and/or services. Especially for the smaller...

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Factsheet ORF Foreign Trade Promotion


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The ORF is currently financing nine projects in various sectors with a term of approximately two years each and the participation of at least several countries per project. The projects financed by the ORF are generally initiated by stakeholders...

Montenegro Business Outlook


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The Law on Information Safety sets out procedures for the safekeeping and accessibility of data, allowing access only to those who are entitled to have access. This law is binding for all state departments, municipalities, companies and other individuals. Basic protection measures include physical protection...

PFS-Looking Forward 2010


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The Partners for Financial Stability (PFS) Program was created in mid-1999 to support the economic transition of eight Central & Eastern European (CEE) countries: Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, and Slovenia. PFS focused specifically on promoting financial sector development through...

Regional PM Capacity Assessment_ Results Presentation | Tatjana Lukic


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•Assessment background and goals, why is PM important

•Current state of workforce development in the region

•Assessment Scope, Methodology and Caveats

•PMI Capacity Index – description...

Report - Baltic Business School the Impact of the Financial Crisis on SEE


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First of all, I would like to thank the arrangers of the Economic Forum for the invitation to this wonderful environment in the Polish mountains. Being here and coming together with many top...

Report - The Impact of the Financial Crisis on SEE


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In order to find remedies for avoiding future bursting bubbles, one has to look at the background of the still ongoing global financial and economic crisis. Knowing more about this, may be beneficial at some future point for countries in Eastern and...

Report - Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies (wiiw) Public Panel Discussion 20090326 - Programme


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The current global economic crisis is affecting the countries of Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe (CEE and SEE) in some ways more severely than other...

Report - wiiw Policy Note 2


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The issue of crisis in the East is really about the ability of the EU to take on obligations in the areas covered by the common market principles irrespective of whether those are in one or the other region within the EU and even if some of those are spilling over to countries outside of the EU. The current crisis within the financial sector that is...

Report - wiiw Policy Note 3


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The conclusions of the G20 Summit do not address directly the problems that countries in Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe (CESE) face. These countries can be differentiated by three criteria: (i) by the distance to the EU and the euro (New Member States, NMS; Future Member States, FMS; Neighborhood States...

Report - wiiw Public Panel Discussion 20090326 - Mladek


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Crisis came with strong Koruna Appreciation by 20% and many were happy It was short-sighted

Czech right wing government was claiming that crisis is non-existent or will go around Czech Republic...

Report - wiiw Public Panel Discussion 20090326 - Oblath


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• Focus on financial issues – less on

real effects

• Why Hungary? (Why first hit among NMS of EU)

• Domestic measures taken: fiscal and mon. policy...

Report - wiiw Public Panel Discussion 20090326 - Petrovic


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- Recession ... GDP will decrease in 2009, ... -2%...from 6 to 7% growth

- Trade deficit sharply contracts ... by 50% in January; 2008: 23% BDP-a to 17% BDP 2009?

-Current account from 2008: 6 billion...

Report - wiiw Public Panel Discussion 20090326 - Programme


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The current global economic crisis is affecting the countries of Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe (CEE and SEE) in some ways more severely than other European countries. Moreover these economies face more constraints in...

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