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  • 1-December-2015

    English

    Energy Policies Beyond IEA Countries: Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia

    Conveniently located near the world’s fastest growing energy markets, the resource-rich and transit countries of Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia contribute significantly to world energy security. However, shared challenges across the region include aged infrastructure, high energy intensity, low energy efficiency, untapped alternative energy potential and poorly functioning regional energy markets. This publication highlights the energy policies and sector developments of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan during 2013-14 and provides a summary of key recommendations for policy makers in the region. Energy policy analysis is conducted in line with the INOGATE Programme’s four main pillars of energy development: energy market convergence, energy security, sustainable development and investment attraction. Started in 1996, the INOGATE Programme is one of the longest running energy technical assistance programmes funded by the European Union and works within the policy frameworks of the Baku Initiative and the Eastern Partnership. The INOGATE Programme co-operates with 11 Partner Countries to support reduction in their dependency on fossil fuels and imports, to improve the security of their energy supply and to mitigate overall climate change. It also supports the Eastern Partnership, a joint initiative between the European Union, EU Member States, and the Eastern European and Caucasus countries. Launched in 2009, the Eastern Partnership aims at advancing political association and economic integration. This publication has been produced with European Union financial assistance provided through the European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument.
  • 24-November-2015

    English

    SME Policy Index: Eastern Partner Countries 2016 - Assessing the Implementation of the Small Business Act for Europe

    The SME Policy Index is a benchmarking tool designed for emerging economies to assess SME policy frameworks and monitor progress in policy implementation over time. The Index has been developed by the OECD in partnership with the European Commission, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), and the European Training Foundation (ETF) in 2006.For the Eastern Partner Countries, the assessment framework is structured around the ten principles of the Small Business Act for Europe (SBA), providing a wide-range of pro-enterprise measures to guide the design and implementation of SME policies based on good practices promoted by the EU and the OECD. It is applied to the Eastern Partner Countries for the second time since 2012.The Index identifies strengths and weaknesses in policy design and implementation, allows for comparison across countries and measures convergence towards good practices and relevant policy standards. It aims to support governments in setting targets for SME policy development and to identify strategic priorities to further improve the business environment. It also helps to engage governments in policy dialogue and exchange good practices within the region and with OECD and EU members.
  • 30-October-2015

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    Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes Peer Reviews: Azerbaijan 2015 - Phase 1: Legal and Regulatory Framework

    The Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes is the multilateral framework within which work in the area of tax transparency and exchange of information is carried out by over 120 jurisdictions which participate in the work of the Global Forum on an equal footing. The Global Forum is charged with in-depth monitoring and peer review of the implementation of the standards of transparency and exchange of information for tax purposes. These standards are primarily reflected in the 2002 OECD Model Agreement on Exchange of Information on Tax Matters and its commentary, and in Article 26 of the OECD Model Tax Convention on Income and on Capital and its commentary as updated in 2004, which has been incorporated in the UN Model Tax Convention. The standards provide for international exchange on request of foreseeably relevant information for the administration or enforcement of the domestic tax laws of a requesting party. 'Fishing expeditions' are not authorised, but all foreseeably relevant information must be provided, including bank information and information held by fiduciaries, regardless of the existence of a domestic tax interest or the application of a dual criminality standard. All members of the Global Forum, as well as jurisdictions identified by the Global Forum as relevant to its work, are being reviewed. This process is undertaken in two phases. Phase 1 reviews assess the quality of a jurisdiction’s legal and regulatory framework for the exchange of information, while Phase 2 reviews look at the practical implementation of that framework. Some Global Forum members are undergoing combined – Phase 1 plus Phase 2 – reviews. The ultimate goal is to help jurisdictions to effectively implement the international standards of transparency and exchange of information for tax purposes.
  • 5-July-2011

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    Estimating the Constraints to Trade of Developing Countries

    Tariffs, government policies and availability of credit and electricity are among the factors that restrict the trade expansion of developing countries. This report identifies and quantifies these constraints, and includes case studies of Azerbaijan and Uganda.

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  • 25-April-2011

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    Promotion of Food Security, Regional Cooperation and Stability in the Southern Caucasus, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia (FRCS)

    The programme sought to contribute to stability in the region by supporting the development of the local economy and supporting the setting-up and strengthening of local institutions.

  • 26-July-2010

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    Azerbaijan: Monitoring Report - Second Round (March 2010) in RUS

    This report analyses progress made in Azerbaijan in developing anti-corruption reforms and implementing recommendation received under the Istanbul Anti-Corruption Action Plan since the first monitoring round in 2006 (endorsed March 2010).

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  • 15-April-2010

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    Azerbaijan: Monitoring Report - Second Round (March 2010)

    This report analyses progress made in Azerbaijan in developing anti-corruption reforms and implementing recommendation received under the Istanbul Anti-Corruption Action Plan since the first monitoring round in 2006 (endorsed March 2010).

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  • 1-April-2010

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    Eastern Europe and South Caucasus Competitiveness Initiative

    The Eastern European and South Caucasus initiative aims to create a sound business climate for investment, enhance productivity, support entrepreneurship, develop the private sector, and build knowledge-based economies.

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  • 17-November-2009

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    Financial sector reform in transition economies, and policies for SME growth

    Following the launch of the SCU Initiative on 1 April 2009, the first meeting of the Working Group on Financial Markets Development and Impact of Central Banks will be held on 17 November 2009 in Warsaw, Poland.

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  • 1-April-2009

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    Working group meeting on investment strategies in the South Caucasus and Ukraine

    Bodrum, Turkey. Discussions focused on investment policies in times of economic crisis, the OECD's strategc response to the crisis and the impact of the crisis on the countries of the South Caucasus and Ukraine.

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