01 Sep 2006 - 01 Dec 2006
Belarus, Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia, Financial sector, Private sector development, innovation and knowledge-based economy, Research, SME

Development of small and medium enterprises in Belarus through improvement of business climate and enforcement of business infrastructure



The project aim was to improve the legal framework for starting and running a business in Belarus and enforce the cooperation between SME and local authorirties in Belarus.

The project team organized focus-groups for SME representatives in Minsk and other major cities, conducted a survey of 250 small companies,· examined case studies of how other Eastern European countries do business; analyzed the legal backgrounds of SME in Belarus; and held a seminar for experts, SME representatives, authorities, and lawers.



Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Poland


Institute of Privatization and Management,
Belarusian Union of Entrepreneurs and Employers