This assessment of SME policy frameworks in eastern partnership countries helps support SME policy development in the eastern partnership countries through identification of strong and weak points in SME policy elaboration and implementation.
Table of contents:
Executive Summary Key findings of the Small Business Act assessment Scores and methodology Part I. Overview of Eastern Partner countries and the SBA assessment process Chapter 1. Economic overview and the role of small and medium-sized enterprises in the Eastern Partner countries Chapter 2. Approach and overview of the Small Business Act assessment process Part II. Small Business Act assessment Chapter 3. Entrepreneurial learning and women’s entrepreneurship (Dimension 1)Chapter 4. Bankruptcy and second chance for SMEs (Dimension 2) Chapter 5. Regulatory framework for SME policy making (Dimension 3) Chapter 6. Operational environment for SMEs (Dimension 4) Chapter 7. Support services for SMEs and start-ups and public procurement (Dimensions 5a and 5b) Chapter 8. Access to finance for SMEs (Dimension 6) Chapter 9. Standards and technical regulations (Dimension 7) Chapter 10. Enterprise skills and innovation (Dimensions 8a and 8b) Chapter 11. SMEs in a green economy (Dimension 9) Chapter 12. Internationalisation of SMEs (Dimension 10) Part III. Eastern Partner Country Profiles Chapter 13. SBA country profile: Armenia Chapter 14. SBA country profile: Azerbaijan Chapter 15. SBA country profile: Belarus Chapter 16. SBA country profile: Georgia Chapter 17. SBA country profile: Republic of Moldova Chapter 18. SBA country profile: Ukraine Annex 1. Small Business Act assessment framework Annex 2. Declaration on fostering SMEs, entrepreneurship and competitiveness in Eastern Europe and the South Caucasus