Project

 

The project aims to promote economic reform in Belarus by sharing experience of V4 countries and Georgia. Experts with hands-on experience on economic reforms in transitional countries will transfer their knowledge on tax administration, attraction of FDI, and e-government and discuss ways of further economic development with Belarusian government officials, business representatives, and NGO organizations.

 

 

 

The overall objective of the project is to share experience in economic reforms between Eastern Partnership (Belarus and Georgia) and V4 countries and to promote economic development in Belarus. The project would focus on taxation, FDI, and e-government.

 

 

 

Specific goals of the project are the following:

 

   1. To decrease administrative burden for taxpayers and to optimize the tax system;
   2. To minimize bureaucratic procedures involved in FDI attraction;
   3. To create efficient e-government in Belarus

 

The project will include the following activities:

 

   -Three seminars – one on each topic (taxation; FDI; e-government) - with the invited experts from Visegrad countries and Georgia-Consultations and round-table discussions with Belarusian government officials, business representatives, and NGO organizations after each seminar
   -Three documents containing policy recommendations based on the discussion during seminars and developed in cooperation with external experts and Belarusian stakeholders (documents will be available online on the webpage of the project; hard copies will be distributed to the stakeholders)
   -A study trip to Georgia for Belarusian policy makers where they will get acquainted with the best practices of the Georgian government.

 

The target audience of the project is the representatives of Belarus public administration (in particular, the Ministry of Economy, the National Bank, the Ministry of the Interior), representatives of civil society and business associations in Belarus. The groups benefiting from the project are Belarusian business and local taxpayers, foreign investors and public administrators. Since the promotion of FDI will contribute to closer economic cooperation between Belarus and V4 countries, we believe V4 economies will also benefit.