Other International Projects

2017 – Best practices in reducing tax gaps in V4 countries – mutual learning and lessons for Ukraine

The aim of this project is to encourage, support and coordinate mutual learning between V4 countries and Ukraine in order to assist those countries’ progress towards the reduction of tax gaps.

2015 – Effectiveness of self and co-regulation in the context of implementing of Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD)

In the context of the impact assessment of the AVMSD, this study analyses the self- and co-regulatory schemes on protection of minors from harmful audiovisual content and on audiovisual commercial communications in the EU. It covers both television broadcasting and in on-demand audiovisual media.

2014 – Study on the compliance by Member States on the time needed to get licences and permits to take up and perform the specific activity of an enterprise as from beginning of 2014

The study checked compliance with this commitment of each country participating in the Competitiveness and Innovation Programme (CIP), i.e. the 28 Member States, Albania, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Iceland, Israel, Turkey, Liechtenstein, Montenegro, Norway, and Serbia. The results of the study informed the Commission’s report to the meeting of the EU’s Competitiveness Council in May 2014.

2014 – Evaluation of Market Practices and Policies on SME Rating

A study confirms that the smaller a firm, the larger the likelihood that its credit application might be declined by a financial institution.

2014 – Study on Statistical data on Women Entrepreneurs in Europe and on the creation of an e-platform for Women Entrepreneurs

The aims of the study were to collect and analyze the most recent comparable statistical data on women entrepreneurs in Europe (37 countries) and to study the feasibility and possible design, input and set-up of a European-wide e-platform for women entrepreneurs.

2014 – The credit requests of SMEs – market practices and regulations

A study confirms that the smaller a firm, the larger the likelihood that its credit application might be declined by a financial institution. In particular, smaller companies are reluctant to obtain feedback from banks on their declined credit applications even if they have the right to ask for it. To help them eventually to obtain loans successfully, smaller firms need to receive and act on the feedback about areas in which their loan application was lacking.

2013 – Financial Sector Benchmarking System (FSBS). In the framework of PFS (Partners for financial Stability) project of the USAID

PFS (Partner for Financial Security) supports financial sector development by bringing together regional players from Partner and Mentor Countries to address regional challenges, promote the adoption and implementation of international best practices, and to share experience and lessons learned.

2010 – Expert Evaluation Network. Delivering policy Analysis on the performance of Cohesion Policy 2007-2013

The aim of the project was to overview the effects of Cohesion Policy on the macroeconmic development of beneficiary countries, on their financial stability and regional disparities. Achievements were evaluated by the Operative Program sas well as by types of intervention.