This study, conducted within the REFORUM project, analyzes the substance of governmental development programs with a view to identifying any missing dimensions, which, if implemented, could have sufficient capacity to encourage improvements in the national competitiveness of Belarus. ...
This study, conducted in the framework of the project “REFORUM”, analyses whereby Belarus may increase its attractiveness for investment and business, and on what parameters country performs lower progress than its neighbors, and how it should implement reforms in order to increase performance in parameters of country competitiveness. ...
As part of its REFORUM project, BISS has conducted an opinion poll of representatives of the business community (hereinafter entrepreneurs), which studied their attitude to reforms in our country.
The main conclusions of the study are as follows: ...
In September 2013 - June 2014 the Belarusian Institute for Strategic Studies, in cooperation with the research centers based in Ukraine, Moldova, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary, took part in the international research project "Forecasting migration between the EU, V4 and Eastern Europe: impact of visa abolition". ...
The Ukrainian gas transportation system (GTS) is a crucial component of the European gas infrastructure, which accounts for supplies of up to a quarter of the total amount of natural gas consumed in Europe on an annual basis. A substantial portion of Ukraine’s south-eastern regions has found itself in an instability zone caused by a conflict between the Russian Federation and the new Kyiv authorities. ...
The success of the development and implementation of reforms depends in large part on the level of expertise, motivation, and interest of officials working for government agencies. In other words, when putting in place reforms, it is not only political will and the chosen strategy that matter, but also the basic disposition of implementing officials. ...
Any reform brings about a disruption in the system of checks and balances, winners and losers. Therefore, it is the (un)willingness of society to endure the difficulties associated with reforms that determines the tactics chosen by reformers, namely, the choice of the pace and depth of reforms. ...