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New Market: an exploration into the changing nature of business environments, informal barriers and emerging markets in the post-Soviet region

Objective

The past ten years have seen several changes in post-USSR business environments. From Kazakhstan to Belarus, and eventually Uzbekistan in 2016, a growing number of post-USSR republics have gradually begun economic reforms to allow foreign businesses to operate in their territory. These declared intentions, however, are sometimes contrasted by non-official, or informal, barriers into domestic and regional markets. Indeed, from rampant corruption to the necessity to get protection from local oligarchs, entering post-Soviet markets involves several risks. New Markets addresses the current limited existence of clear instructions that could enable new, and existing economic actors to gain an overview into the hidden risks associated with business activities in the post-Soviet region. Our research follows a three stage approach:

First, we will conduct a review of policy measures adopted in the past 10 years (2008-2018) to liberalize the markets in our target countries. Our analysis will compare three countries that have fully opened to foreign investors already in the early 2000 – Estonia, Georgia and Kyrgyzstan - with three countries that have only recently shown a more cooperative attitude - Belarus, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan. We will survey the major mechanisms, and policies, adopted in these six countries to evaluate how they have ended up affecting the business environment.
Second, we will conduct an empirical evaluation of the measures adopted for improving the business climate in the target countries. This will be done through a national survey of core business actors in each country
Third, building upon results of the second stage, we will map challenges and opportunities in the region comparing macro and micro perspectives and testing government-led decisions against their results.

Coordinator

DUBLIN CITY UNIVERSITY

Address

Glasnevin
9 Dublin

Ireland

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 220 800

Participants (5)

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LUNDS UNIVERSITET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 193 200

HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 193 200

TALLINNA TEHNIKAULIKOOL

Estonia

EU Contribution

€ 193 200

LATVIJAS UNIVERSITATE

Latvia

EU Contribution

€ 193 200

Economic Policy and Research Center

Georgia

EU Contribution

€ 110 400

Partners (4)

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SIAR RESEARCH AND CONSULTING LLC

Kyrgyzstan

KIMEP UNIVERSITY JSC

Kazakhstan

Academy of Public Administration under the aegis of the President of the Republic of Belarus

Belarus

JAHON OITISODIYOTI VA DIPLOMATIVA UNIVERSITETI

Uzbekistan

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 824027

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 July 2019

  • End date

    30 June 2023

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 104 000

  • EU contribution

    € 1 104 000

Coordinated by:

DUBLIN CITY UNIVERSITY

Ireland