SME Policy Index: Eastern Partner Countries 2012

Progress in the Implementation of the Small Business Act for Europe

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This ssessment of SME policy frameworks in eastern partnership countries helps support SME policy development in the eastern partnership countries through identification of strong and weak points in SME policy elaboration and implementation.


Scores and methodology

The following table displays the Small Business Act (SBA) scores in the Eastern Partner (EaP) countries based on the SBA assessment. The cut-off date for the assessment process was 31 March 2012. The assessment framework is derived from the ten principles of the Small Business Act and further broken down into 12 policy dimensions, 20 sub-dimensions and 92 indicators. Each indicator is structured around five levels of policy reform, with 1 being the weakest and 5 being the strongest. For further details please see the methodology (next section).


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