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Countries in Eastern Europe and the South Caucasus underscore the importance of innovation for sustainable development and strengthen sub-regional policy dialogue

Since their independence, countries in Eastern Europe and the South Caucasus (EESC) – Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine – have introduced far-reaching reforms to boost innovation and benefit from the potential of the growing knowledge-based economy. Innovation is seen as pivotal for sustainable development, including the COVID-19 recovery and the transition towards a circular economy.

Sub-regional Innovation Policy Outlook 2020: Eastern Europe and the South Caucasus

The Eastern Europe and the South Caucasus (EESC) sub-region (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova, and Ukraine) has considerable potential for sustainable growth and development. Innovation, or broad experimentation with new ideas, is crucial to making the most of this potential – and for public policy to play an effective role in enabling and promoting this dynamic.

Sub-regional Innovation Policy Outlook 2020: Eastern Europe and the South Caucasus

The Eastern Europe and the South Caucasus (EESC) sub-region (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova, and Ukraine) has considerable potential for sustainable growth and development. Innovation, or broad experimentation with new ideas, is crucial to making the most of this potential – and for public policy to play an effective role in enabling and promoting this dynamic.

Sub-regional Innovation Policy Outlook 2020: Eastern Europe and the South Caucasus

The Eastern Europe and the South Caucasus (EESC) sub-region (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova, and Ukraine) has considerable potential for sustainable growth and development. Innovation, or broad experimentation with new ideas, is crucial to making the most of this potential – and for public policy to play an effective role in enabling and promoting this dynamic.

UNECE releases handbook to help countries in Eastern Europe and the South Caucasus foster Innovative, High-Growth Enterprises

After three decades of transition to democracy and market economy, the six countries in Eastern Europe and the South Caucasus (EESC) - Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova, Ukraine – are at a turning point. Central to further progress towards the sustainable development goals under Agenda 2030 and circular economy transition will be to find and scale up new sources of growth, rather than relying on improving productivity within the existing economic structure.

Supporting Innovative High-Growth Enterprises in Eastern Europe and South Caucasus

The handbook seeks to support policymakers in the Eastern Europe and South Caucasus (EESC) sub-region to design effective policies and institutions to further enable and foster the potential of innovative, high-growth entrepreneurship as invaluable drivers for innovation-led sustainable development. High-growth innovative firms have a key role in jobs and value creation as they experiment with new ideas and respond to new incentives, while also contributing to structural economic change through the creation of new markets and better domestic integration into the global economy.

Supporting Innovative High-Growth Enterprises in Eastern Europe and South Caucasus

The handbook seeks to support policymakers in the Eastern Europe and South Caucasus (EESC) sub-region to design effective policies and institutions to further enable and foster the potential of innovative, high-growth entrepreneurship as invaluable drivers for innovation-led sustainable development. High-growth innovative firms have a key role in jobs and value creation as they experiment with new ideas and respond to new incentives, while also contributing to structural economic change through the creation of new markets and better domestic integration into the global economy.

Supporting Innovative High-Growth Enterprises in Eastern Europe and South Caucasus

The handbook seeks to support policymakers in the Eastern Europe and South Caucasus (EESC) sub-region to design effective policies and institutions to further enable and foster the potential of innovative, high-growth entrepreneurship as invaluable drivers for innovation-led sustainable development. High-growth innovative firms have a key role in jobs and value creation as they experiment with new ideas and respond to new incentives, while also contributing to structural economic change through the creation of new markets and better domestic integration into the global economy.

UNECE steps up to ensure a sustainable economic recovery in Central Asia, the Caucasus and Eastern Europe

Countries of Central Asia, the Caucasus and Eastern Europe have been hit hard by the socioeconomic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, which threatens to derail sustainable development progress in the region.

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Forest Landscape Restoration in Eastern and South-East Europe

This study identifies key drivers of forest degradation and the potential for forest landscape restoration in 17 countries of Eastern and South-East Europe. It builds on assessments from national experts and the best available data to support countries in preparing restoration pledges in the run up to the Ministerial Roundtable on Forest Landscape Restoration in Eastern and South-East Europe, scheduled to take place in 2021.