Documents such as the Treaty establishing the European Community and the European Union (EU) Charter of Fundamental Rights set out fundamental social objectives, such as the promotion of employment and social protection, and include principles such as freedom, equality, and solidarity, and the right to fair and just working conditions, as well as social security and social assistance and equality between men and women.
Previous studies revealed that hidden urban sprawl takes place in agglomeration ring of Minsk with 1 million m2 dwellings recently built in the capital’s nearby villages. According to the latest news, Belarus authorities urged to stop development of Minsk agglomeration ring and to use more efficient the opportunities of urban development within the city. CASE Belarus’ research shows that current urban sprawl in Belarus is inefficient and creates high costs for the society.
Vulnerable Employment in Machinery in Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine: Setting a Common Policy Agenda (2016)
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.
CASE Belarus together with SOS Children’s Villages Belarus has successfully accomplished a two-year policy oriented project aimed at evaluation of national programs towards orphans in Belarus.
In 2014 CASE Belarus has successfully accomplished a research project focused on the disparities in regional development in Belarus. Researchers have proven the existence of the stagnating areas located between Belarusian capital and regional centres and proposed the recommendations how to solve ‘poverty belt’ problem.
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.
The collaborative project of CASE Belarus and Scientific-Research Institute at the Ministry of Economy of Belarus called “Social and economic development of regions in the context of national competitiveness’ increase” was successfully finished in July 2012. The project was administrated by the Eurasia Foundation and financed by the USAID.