01 Feb 2013 - 01 Nov 2013
Advisory, Belarus, Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia, Trade, economic integration and globalization, WTO accession

Belarus on the road to the WTO: Problems and Prospects

Project description:
The global objective of the “Belarus on the road to the WTO: Problems and Prospects” project is to strengthen an inclusive and empowered society in Belarus by supporting non-state actors and business and promoting participation of citizens in decision and policy making and contributing to the democratization process.

Project Structure and Involvement of CASE:

CASE and IPM - the project implementing institutions - are at the disposal of necessary analytical tools and have significant experience in reliable information and data provision for political decision-making related to economic and trade integration processes in Belarus and other post-soviet states.  The project hopes to strengthen inter-sectoral cooperation in fostering public policies in Belarus.

The project is comprised of nine activities. Except for the final conference, those activities will be conducted in Belarus:

  1. Paper: WTO Accession and Economic Development: Experience of Newly Acceded Countries and Implications for Belarus
  2. Paper: Social impact of Belarus WTO accession
  3. Paper: Belarus’ WTO Accession: Impact on Domestic  Business
  4. Surveys of enterprises with a special focus on private business
  5. Training of journalists
  6. Seminar/ roundtable on implications of WTO accession
  7. Publications in mass-media on the issue of implications of Belarus’ WTO accession
  8. Conference in Warsaw
  9. Evaluation