As stated by the EBRD, the Competitiveness Policy Priorities for Western Balkans (the Action) is a regional project aimed at enhancing the competitiveness of the private sector and MSMEs in the Western Balkans and thus supporting European Union (EU) accession efforts of the Region. The project will be financed by the EU under the Western Balkans Investment Framework.
Across the Western Balkans, businesses, and particularly MSMEs, are hindered by inadequate regulation, weak institutions, and a difficult business environment. These, and other challenges, limit firms' ability to innovate, adopt new technologies, and integrate into global value chains. Therefore, the Action will identify and address policy priorities in each of the six Western Balkan countries to unlock growth opportunities for businesses in the region. The Action will also promote digitalisation as enabler of competitiveness, business climate and economic governance, and will offer a harmonised approach to interventions in the areas of competitiveness, economic governance, digital and innovative, while aligning with green transition principles.
The main objective of the Action is to enhance competitiveness of the private sector, thus contributing to the implementation of the European Commission's Economic and Investment Plan (EIP) for the Western Balkans (the priority 2.5. of the EIP) and the EU accession process of the Region. This will be achieved through two phases:
Phase 1 - Developing competitiveness policy priorities (CPP) documents:
Phase 2 - Implementation of selected technical assistance activities (TAs) identified within the CPP documents to address priority reform actions (some of these to be implemented at regional level, and some at national level) :
Investment amount not available at the time of disclosure.
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