Research and Publications

 

This section contains a growing list of reports, studies, and assessments on the Serbian financial sector and its role in driving economic growth. It includes posts from many different sources. Some documents are published directly by the USAID Business Enabling Project or other USAID projects, or in partnership with other organizations. Some documents are prepared by other sources, including leading economists, policymakers, practitioners, and other donors that contribute to the goals of the site.

Documents are sorted by topic area as follows:

·         Business Environment and Competitiveness

·         Inspections Reform

·         Regulatory Reform

·         Corporate Governance

·         Enforcement

·         Construction Permits

 

 

Business Environment and Competitiveness

 

How the work sharing preserves jobs in times of crisis?

This volume examines the resurgent interest in and use of work sharing as a job preservation strategy during the Great Recession of 2008–09. >>>
Source: International Labour Organization

 

Can work sharing save jobs in times of crisis and what are the factors for success for governments?

Reducing hours of work can have positive effects on employment levels during a severe economic downturn, preserve skills and sustain enterprises.
Source: International Labour Organization

 

Analysis of the Severance Pay Scheme in the Republic of Croatia: current arrangements and changes to be considered - Conclusions

World Bank report prepared at the request of the Ministry of Labor and Pension System of the Republic of Croatia - Conslusions
Author: Viktor Gotovac, Saša Drezgić, Ulrich Schuh

 

Analysis of the Severance Pay Scheme in the Republic of Croatia: current arrangements and changes to be considered

World Bank report prepared at the request of the Ministry of Labor and Pension System of the Republic of Croatia
Author: Viktor Gotovac, Saša Drezgić, Ulrich Schuh

 

Global Employment Trends for Youth 2013

 

Economic and Financial Affairs
Economic databases and indicators
Labor market reforms database

 

Policies to increase employment and workforce competitiveness

 

Policies to increase employment and workforce competitiveness - Executive Summary

 

Labor policy - Decent work

- In August 2012, unemployment rate was 28,3% which is the highest unemployment rate ever recorded in Serbia
- Labor dispute costs several thousand EUR and lasts avg. 4years
- Grey economy employs between 300,000 and one million people
- More than 60,000 employees are not paid for their work for months
- Probation period is being abused and used as free labor
- In Serbia, avg. 40 employees per year are fatally hurt at their workplaces
- More 1.000 experience severe injury at workplace
- More than 20.000 experience minor injury at workplace

http://www.paragraf.rs/dnevne-vesti/081012/081012-vest6.html

 

Wages and employment income

- Types of employment income
- Legal nature and tax treatment
- Governed by employer’s internal documents or employment contract
- Wages of employees of Serbian companies sent to work abroad
- Wages of employees of foreign companies sent to work in Serbia
Source: Joksovic Stojanovic and Partners Law Office

 

Report on small and medium-sized enterprises and enterpreneurship 2010

As in the previous years, the Report on SMEs and Entrepreneurship 2010 presents and analyses key features, trends and share of the SMEE sector in Serbian economy, as well as the results of the policy of entrepreneurship development and findings of the survey conducted among the enterprises. A valuable contribution to this year's report presented in Chapter VI - Analysis of key problems and barriers to the SMEE development and recommendations for further improvements of support measures to the SMEE, was provided by NALED and ICIP and EPI projects.
Source: Ministry of Economic and Regional Development and National Agency for Regional Development, www.merr.gov.rs and www.naled-serbia.org

 

Inspections Reform

 

Regulatory Enforcement and Inspections

Source: OECD Best Practice Principles for Regulatory Policy

 

Serbian E-Inspections Concept

Source: Goran Vranić, USAID Business Enabling Project, March 2012
Link: https://www.bep.rs

 

Inspections Reform: Do Models Exist?

An analytical review of inspections reforms in 25 countries, with analysis of models and the reforms undertaken under those models.  The analysis includes a detailed look at the organizational and operational aspects of inspection reform and provides the basis for a substantive analysis of principles and processes.
Source: Investment Advisory Services of the World Bank Group, December 2010
Link: https://www.wbginvestmentclimate.org

 

How to Reform Business Inspections

Provides guidelines and good practices for business inspections reforms.
Source: Investment Advisory Services of the World Bank Group, January 2011
Link: https://www.wbginvestmentclimate.org

 

Republic of Srpska (BiH) Inspection System

Brief presentation of the inspection system in the Republic of Srpska, BiH.
Source: Republic Administration for Inspection Activities of the Republic of Srpska
Link:
http://www.seeregionalnetworkofpolicymakers.org - english
http://www.seeregionalnetworkofpolicymakers.org - srpski

 

Regulatory Reform

 

Regulatory index of Serbia (RIA)

Source: NALED, USAID BEP
Link: http://www.naled-serbia.org/upload/Document/File/2014_07/Regulatorni_indeks_Srbije_2014.pdf

 

Risk and Regulatory Policy: Improving the Governance of Risk

Provides guidance for governments to develop coherent frameworks for the governance of risk in regulatory policy, and concrete advice on how to improve the design and performance of coherent risk governance policy for managing regulation. Since regulation is so often relied upon to address risks, governments must ensure that regulatory approaches are efficient, effective and account for risk and risk tradeoffs.
Source: OECD, 2010
Link: http://www.oecd.org

 

Cutting Red Tape - Why is Administrative Simplification so Complicated?

Presents policy options for administrative simplification that are in line with current trends and developments. It provides policy makers with guidance on the available tools and explains common mistakes to be avoided when designing, undertaking and evaluating administrative simplification programs.
Source: OECD, September 2010
Link:
http://www.oecd-ilibrary.org

 

Regulatory Reform for Recovery: Lessons from Implementation During Crises

Examines whether regulatory reform plays an important role in helping countries recover from crises and whether crises pose particular challenges for the implementation of regulatory reform programs.  Lessons draw from several case studies and OECD country responses to crises of the 1990s and early 2000s, with a focus on Japan, Korea, Mexico, Sweden and the United Kingdom.
Source: OECD, 2010
Link:
http://www.oecd.org

 

Building an Institutional Framework for Regulatory Impact Analysis (RIA): Guidance for Policy Makers

RIA is a fundamental tool to help governments to assess the likely benefits and costs of new or existing regulation.  This document provides guidance on how to build a framework to conduct RIA.
Source: OECD, 2008
Link: http://www.oecd.org

 

Corporate Governance

 

 

Enforcement

Enforcement Manual

Source: USAID Business Enabling Project
Link: http://www.policycafe.rs

 

 

 

Construction Permits

Proposal of the Concept of Reform of Construction Permits - Working Version

Autor: MP & Associates

 

Invigorating Constrution and Real Estate Sectors by Streamlining Para-Fiscal Charges

Source: USAID Business Enabling Project
Link: http://www.policycafe.rs

 

Assessment of Constraints to Construction Permits in Serbia

Source: USAID Business Enabling Project
Link: http://www.policycafe.rs

 

Assessment of Constraints to Construction Permits in Serbia – Executive Summary

Source: USAID Business Enabling Project
Link: http://www.policycafe.rs

 

Assessment of Constraints to Construction Permits in Serbia – Power Point Presentation

Source: USAID Business Enabling Project
Link: http://www.policycafe.rs



















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