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Serbia’s New Growth Agenda - Country Economic Memorandum : Investment for Growth (English)

Because of its difficult starting position in transitioning to a market economy, so far macroeconomic policy in Serbia has mainly been concerned with achieving stability. ... See More +

Report 147156 MAR 26, 2020

Disclosed

Serbia’s New Growth Agenda - Country Economic Memorandum : Increasing Exports (English)

Evidence from several countries reveals that nations that have open economies tend to enjoy higher income than those with closed economies (Lind and Ramondo 2018). ... See More +

Report 147153 MAR 26, 2020

Shimbov,Bojan; Davies,Elwyn Adriaan Robin; Ek,Colin Christopher; Frias,Jaime Andres Uribe Disclosed

Serbia’s New Growth Agenda - Country Economic Memorandum : Labor Market for Growth (English)

Addressing Serbia’s labor market problems is critical to enhancing growth and job creation. Low labor force participation, relatively high unemployment, particularly among youth and other disadvantaged groups, and rising skills gaps currently impede efficient use of human capital and the prospects for sustained economic growth and welfare improvements. ... See More +

Report 147157 MAR 26, 2020

Reyes Hartley,Gonzalo Javier; Nguyen, Trang Disclosed

Serbia’s New Growth Agenda - Country Economic Memorandum : Job and Training-Ready (English)

Serbia now has an exceptional policy opportunity to promote skills development and create a productive future workforce and a prosperous economy. ... See More +

Report 147160 MAR 26, 2020

Disclosed

Serbia - Structural Reforms to set the Growth Ambition (English)

The effect of structural reforms on growth in Europe and Central Asia is assessed by looking separately at each supply-side channel: capital, labor, and productivity, with the last estimated using the stochastic frontier approach. ... See More +

Report 147162 MAR 26, 2020

Disclosed

Serbia New Growth Agenda : Removing Regulatory Barriers to Competition (English)

This note outlines barriers to competition in product markets based primarily on the screening of Serbian regulations using the OECD Product Market Regulation methodology and comparison to regulations in the OECD. ... See More +

Report 147152 MAR 26, 2020

Sipka,Olga; Drozd,Maciej Adam Disclosed

Serbia’s New Growth Agenda - Country Economic Memorandum (English)

Serbia spends relatively large amounts on state aid programs, many of which will have to be phased out or restructured to comply with EU laws. There is room to restructure the existing programs to target activities that have more growth and job dividends; for example, by targeting startups and innovating firms and phasing out support for ailing industries, state-owned enterprises, and large or old private domestic firms. ... See More +

Report 147161 MAR 26, 2020

Schiffbauer,Marc Tobias; Shimbov,Bojan; Tan,Shawn Weiming; Vasiljevic,Dusko Disclosed

Serbia – Overhauling Management of Agriculture to Improve Sector Performance : Synthesis Report (English)

The essence of good government is doing the right things, in the right way, in the right place. This functional review focuses on those three issues, first asking whether there are tasks that do not need to be done at all, or at least not by a government ministry, then asking whether necessary tasks can be done better and more efficiently, and finally asking what the best institutional location and structure is to carry out those tasks. ... See More +

Report 145491 JAN 25, 2020

Disclosed

Better Managing Serbia’s Public Finances to Improve Efficiency : Synthesis Report (English)

This note presents the analysis and results of a vertical functional review of the Serbian Ministry of Finance (MoF) conducted during the period March to May 2016. ... See More +

Report 145493 JAN 25, 2020

Disclosed

Serbia - Invest in Education Early, Smartly and for All : Synthesis Report (English)

The demographic shift occurring in Serbia has had a profound effect on the education system. The student population has declined by 21 percent in primary schools and 13 percent in secondary schools since 2000, but the school network has changed little since then. ... See More +

Report 145492 JAN 25, 2020

Disclosed

Delivering Health Services Efficiently for Serbian’s : Synthesis Report (English)

This review aims to provide evidence-based policy options to improve the performance of the Serbian health care system. The current rise of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) and rapid aging in Serbia will put significant budgetary pressures on the health care system and, in the absence of structural reforms, will lead to increasing costs. ... See More +

Report 145495 JAN 25, 2020

Disclosed

Getting the Most Out of Serbia’s Central Administration for Improved Public Sector Management (English)

This synthesis report is based on four reports covering the organization of the center of government, core and non-core functions, misplaced functions, and missing functions related to EU accession. ... See More +

Report 145494 JAN 25, 2020

Svircev,Srdjan; Vlajkovic, Vladmir; Panovski,Aleksandar; Markovic,Milos; Maniokas,Klaudijus; Djukovic,Svetlana; Rikanovic,Sasa; Mihic,Marko; Obradovic,Vladimir; Petkovic,Maja; Beslagic,Amir; Percy,Christian William St. John; Evans,Gordon John; Muhula,Raymond; La Ferrara,Gianni; Rabrenovic, Alexandra; Zaric,Andrijana Disclosed

Serbia’s New Growth Agenda : Forging a New Future (English)

Although current growth rates are improving incomes in Serbia, they are not bringing the country closer to average living standards in the European Union fast enough. ... See More +

Report 147189 JAN 01, 2020

Disclosed

Serbia - Country Economic Memorandum : Finance for Growth - Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprise Financing (English)

This report provides an overview of the demand and supply side of MSME finance as well as certain aspects of the enabling environment. A detailed analysis of the financial sector infrastructure for MSME financing and the secured transactions framework was outside of the scope of this report but would be a useful complement. ... See More +

Report 147154 DEC 18, 2019

Berg,Gunhild; Sestovic,Lazar; Vostroknutova,Ekaterina; Nguyen, Trang Disclosed

Serbia’s New Growth Agenda - Country Economic Memorandum (English)

This note examines the relationship between the presence of foreign firms and total factor productivity (TFP) growth of domestic firms (called ‘FDI, Foreign Direct Investment, spillovers’) in Serbia over the period of 2005-16. ... See More +

Report 147155 NOV 28, 2019

Tan,Shawn Weiming; Brussevich, Mariya Disclosed

Raising Awareness and Improving Access to Justice : Lessons from Serbia (English)

The importance of ensuring access to justice is universally acknowledged as a global priority. A system that does not ensure effective access leaves citizens in situations where they are unable to exercise their fundamental rights and protect their best interests. ... See More +

Brief 144484 NOV 01, 2019

Disclosed

Doing Business 2020 : Comparing Business Regulation in 190 Economies - Economy Profile of Serbia (English)

Doing Business 2020 is the 17th in a series of annual studies investigating the regulations that enhance business activity and those that constrain it. ... See More +

Working Paper 143988 OCT 24, 2019

Disclosed

Fiscal Rules for the Western Balkans (English)

Policy toward fiscal rules is an important issue in the countries of the Western Balkans (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, and Serbia). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8990 AUG 20, 2019

Kikoni,Edith; Madzarevic-Sujster,Sanja; Irwin,Tim; Jooste,Charl Disclosed

Be Well Prepared to Meet Your Bank - What do Banks want to know? (English)

The bank may ask to meet with you before they can decide whether to issue your loan. This is a common practice for larger loans, with longer maturities (the ‘time horizon’ of the loan). ... See More +

Report 138056 JUN 19, 2019

Disclosed

How to Choose an Accountant : Choosing a Financial Advisor or Accountant for your SME (English)

Banks need reliable, transparent financial information when making credit decisions. A financial advisor or accountant can advise you on when it could be advantageous to seek out a bank, and help you calculate, compile, and present your information to banks. ... See More +

Report 138053 JUN 19, 2019

Disclosed

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Serbia’s New Growth Agenda - Country Economic Memorandum : Investment for Growth (English)
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MAR 26, 2020 147156 Report
Serbia’s New Growth Agenda - Country Economic Memorandum : Increasing Exports (English)
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MAR 26, 2020 147153 Report
Serbia’s New Growth Agenda - Country Economic Memorandum : Labor Market for Growth (English)
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MAR 26, 2020 147157 Report
Serbia’s New Growth Agenda - Country Economic Memorandum : Job and Training-Ready (English)
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MAR 26, 2020 147160 Report
Serbia - Structural Reforms to set the Growth Ambition (English)
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MAR 26, 2020 147162 Report
Serbia New Growth Agenda : Removing Regulatory Barriers to Competition (English)
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MAR 26, 2020 147152 Report
Serbia’s New Growth Agenda - Country Economic Memorandum (English)
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MAR 26, 2020 147161 Report
Serbia – Overhauling Management of Agriculture to Improve Sector Performance : Synthesis Report (English)
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JAN 25, 2020 145491 Report
Better Managing Serbia’s Public Finances to Improve Efficiency : Synthesis Report (English)
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JAN 25, 2020 145493 Report
Serbia - Invest in Education Early, Smartly and for All : Synthesis Report (English)
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JAN 25, 2020 145492 Report
Delivering Health Services Efficiently for Serbian’s : Synthesis Report (English)
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JAN 25, 2020 145495 Report
Getting the Most Out of Serbia’s Central Administration for Improved Public Sector Management (English)
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JAN 25, 2020 145494 Report
Serbia’s New Growth Agenda : Forging a New Future (English)
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JAN 01, 2020 147189 Report
Serbia - Country Economic Memorandum : Finance for Growth - Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprise Financing (English)
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DEC 18, 2019 147154 Report
Serbia’s New Growth Agenda - Country Economic Memorandum (English)
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NOV 28, 2019 147155 Report
Raising Awareness and Improving Access to Justice : Lessons from Serbia (English)
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NOV 01, 2019 144484 Brief
Doing Business 2020 : Comparing Business Regulation in 190 Economies - Economy Profile of Serbia (English)
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OCT 24, 2019 143988 Working Paper
Fiscal Rules for the Western Balkans (English)
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AUG 20, 2019 WPS8990 Policy Research Working Paper
Be Well Prepared to Meet Your Bank - What do Banks want to know? (English)
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JUN 19, 2019 138056 Report
How to Choose an Accountant : Choosing a Financial Advisor or Accountant for your SME (English)
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JUN 19, 2019 138053 Report