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Serbia Competitiveness Assessment & Political Economy Analysis

Organization(s): 
ACDI/VOCA
Author(s): 
Craig Hempfling
Richard Danicic
Edi Majstorovic
Branislav Savic
Institutional Sponsor: 
USAID
Publication date: 
Wednesday, August 3, 2016

This assessment seeks to identify the key factors constraining Serbia’s private MSME sector, and its ability to grow and compete, particularly in EU markets and against the companies and products of EU member states. This assessment utilized the Applied Political Economy Analysis (PEA) methodology to identify the constraints and establish the causal factors for those constraints. In line with the PEA findings, this assessment makes numerous programming recommendations for USAID to pursue to stimulate MSME growth and competitiveness. The full PEA results are presented in detail in the format of the framework in Annex 1.