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EBRD Focus Pieces

The Focus Piece series offers analysis of economic, political economy and developmental issues across the EBRD’s regions and in the international context, which helps inform decision-makers and investors about the economies where we work.
The series is managed by the EBRD’s Economics, Policy and Governance department. It contains full-length articles, shorter notes and special reports by EPG staff, sometimes in cooperation with other specialists within the EBRD. It also includes papers and reports commissioned by the EBRD and prepared by external analysts.  The views presented are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the EBRD.


Publication date

Strengthening the SME framework in Türkiye: Strategic guidance to Turkish SME agency KOSGEB
by Catherine Bridge-Zoller, Natalia Pagkou
January 2023
Developing local renewables supply chains in Kazakhstan
by Giuseppe Grimaldi, Anna Vasylyeva
May 2022
Assessing Montenegro's digital maturity
by Jelena Cirkovic
February 2022
Supporting the digitalisation of governance in Moldova
by Andrei Mazur and Hester Coutanche
January 2022
Assessing the Covid-19 response in Azerbaijan
by Ana Kresic and Lia Alscher
January 2022
Enhancing the capacity of the Administration for Inspection Affairs in Montenegro
by Jelena Cirkovic
November 2021
Supporting the digitalisation of public services in Serbia during the Covid-19 crisis
by Jelena Cirkovic
July 2021
Digital maturity assessment of Tunisian investment services
by Asma Akremi
July 2021
Tourism sector support for Covid-19 recovery in Ukraine
by Kateryna Rigg, Denis Torkhov and Yuliya Velenchuk
June 2021
Supporting the development of remote identification in the Uzbek banking sector 
by Anastasia Rodina and Lola Bakieva
May 2021
Covid-19 post-crisis recovery for the energy sector: views from decision-makers across the EBRD regions 
by Mark Lane 
May 2021
Green transition and the Covid-19 crisis in the EBRD regions
by Radu Cracan, Ana Kresic, Anna Vasylyeva, Jakov Milatovic and Arda Sahinkayasi
April 2021

Supporting the digitalisation of Albanian SMEs during the Covid-19 crisis
by Endrita Xhaferaj

October 2020
Safe reopening of the tourism sector in Jordan
by Rami Samain
October 2020

Covid-19 stress tests for the energy sector in Uzbekistan
by Giuseppe Grimaldi

September 2020

Support for SMEs in the Covid-19 crisis: the case of the Republic of Korea
by Byoungmin Lee

August 2020
Advising national policy actions to support workers and enterprises during the Covid-19 crisis in the Western Balkans
by Dragana Marjanovic
July 2020
Global Value Chains and trade in the EBRD regions
by Olivia Riera and Philipp Paetzold
July 2020
Support for SMEs in the COVID-19 crisis: The case of China
by Peter Sanfey, Jakov Milatovic, Ana Kresic and Radu Cracan  
July 2020
Fighting informality in the time of coronavirus: Enhancing business inspections in Serbia
by Jelena Cirkovic
June 2020
State credit guarantee schemes:Supporting SME access to finance amid the Covid-19 crisis 
by Jakov Milatovic, Ana Kresic and Radu Cracan
June 2020
Covid-19 repository of policies: EBRD policy comparator
by Peter Sanfey, Jakov Milatovic and Radu Cracan  
May 2020
Economic performance of state-owned enterprises in emerging economies: A cross-country study
by Peter Tabak and  Sanja Borkovic
February 2020
Building the capacity of competition authorities
by Lorenzo Ciari
January 2020

Updated survey of ‘hidden champions’ in central, eastern, and south-eastern Europe

October 2019

Trade exposure of the EBRD countries in the EU: Potential value chain disruptions in a no-deal Brexit outcome
by Olivia Riera and Philipp Paetzold

March 2019

EBRD Knowledge Economy Index

March 2019

Belarus: Comparative Research on Industrial Parks and Special Economic Zones
by Dzmitry Kolkin

November 2018

A proactive and steady approach for the building of the China-Belarus Industrial Park
by Center for International Knowledge on Development

November 2018
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