Lead Organization: Belarusian Congress Of Democratic Trade Unions Partners: Confederation of Free Trade Unions of Ukraine, Labour Institute, CASE Belarus Project duration: 1 May 2016- 30 November 2016
"Economic Trends in Belarus" is a new analytical product launched by CASE Belarus. The overview of main trends in the Belarusian economy in the recent months is based on the data presented in a quarterly issue of the Macroeconomic Review of Belarus. Unlike the Review which represents the unique panorama of the Belarusian economy in over 100 graphs and tables, the Economic Trends in Belarus describe the changes in the economy and economic policy analytically.
Quarterly issues of the Macroeconomic Review of Belarus represent the unique panorama in over 100 graphs and tables of the key economic indicators covering all sectors of Belarusian economy: real sector, fiscal sector, monetary sector, and external sector. There are less words, more data. We expect the Macroeconomic Review to be helpful for a wide range of local and external stakeholders interested in Belarus economy in general: from academia and public authorities to representatives of international organisations.
CASE Belarus implements the study using a unique micro-data from the 2012 poll jointly run by the Ministry of Economy of Belarus and CASE Belarus. The survey of Belarusian companies executives is to evaluate business opinion about the competitiveness of the economy using WEF methodology. Using results of other surveys and macroeconomic data of different international sources, the analysis of the potential place of Belarus in GCI report is performed.
Mapping out vulnerable sectors in the Eastern Partnership countries – structural change, Visegrad experience and relevance for EU policy (2015-2016)
CASE Belarus has joined the consortium led by Institute of World Economics, Centre for Economic and Regional Studies HAS in Budapest, Hungary, to overview the macroeconomic relevance of vulnerable sectors of EaP countries and give further sectoral analyses on two major segments, namely the machine-building industry and the energy and energy-intensive chemical sectors.
CASE Belarus implemented the study of relationship between development of capital and labour market of the country – two factor markets that make companies operate and grow, provide citizens with jobs and salaries. We argue that full employment in Belarus leads to underdevelopment of financial market in Belarus, thus creating barriers for companies in getting capital for further investments. The results of the study are presented in two new analytical research reports.
In 2012 CASE Belarus was operating a project titled “Raising Awareness About The Transition To Market Economy Among Young Professionals In Belarus” within Polish Aid 2012 programme. The aim of the project was the formation and assistance of Belarusian centres that gather competent professionals in the field of economic transition and impact evaluation of market economy institutions.
ENPI – Costs and Benefits of Labour Mobility between the EU and the Eastern Partnership Partner Countries (2011-2012)
In 2011-2012 CASE Belarus was a subcontracted member of consortium for EuropeAid project titled “ENPI - Costs and Benefits of Labour Mobility between the EU and the Eastern Partnership Partner Countries”.
In 2011-2012 CASE Belarus was operating a research capacity building project aimed at enhancing of EU-Belarus economic relations studies.
CASE Belarus together with another 19 partners has launched 3-year project titled "ACL - Amber Coast Logistics" under Baltic Sea Region program. The project’s main objective is to improve accessibility and logistic processes both via land and sea to strengthen economic ties between emerging countries like Belarus, Russia or Ukraine and EU member states within the BSR.
In 2011 CASE Belarus was operating the project titled „The support of private passenger transportation companies by activisation of passenger transport associations“ within Polish Aid 2011 programme. The aim of the project was to enhance development of private passenger transportation services in Belarus.
In 2011 CASE Belarus has been operating the project titled „The support of small privatization in Belarus by facilitating the access of small and medium entreprises to the commercial property “ within Polish Aid 2011 programme. The aim of the project was to enhance development of private sector in Belarus, specifically, small and medium entreprises (SME), by facilitating their access to unused state-owned commercial property objects.
The project titled „The analytical and technical support of monetary policy aimed at assuring macroeconomic stabilization as an essential condition to carry out market reforms in Belarus“ has been implemented by CASE Belarus in 2010. The aim of the project was the analytical and technical support of National Bank of Belarus, the main institution that is responsible for monetary policy, in order to keep the macroeconomic stability both in the short- and long-term.
In 2010 CASE Belarus took part in the project titled “Enhancing Research Centres’ Activities in Belarus”, funded by the grant of the Nordic Council of Ministers’ Support Programme for NGOs in the Baltic Sea Region. The project was carried out in partnership with Eastern European Studies Centre (EESC, Vilnius, Lithuania) and Belarusian Institute for Strategic Studies (BISS, Vilnius, Lithuania).
In 2009 CASE Belarus was operating the grant of Polish Ministry of Foreing Affairs titled “Fostering private participation in provision of public transportation services in Belarus”. The aim of the project was to create and present the concept of privatization of the public transport services and infrastructure in Belarus.