Presentation on theme: "1/23 Existing Cooperation Initiatives in the Black Sea Basin & Building Sustainability."— Presentation transcript:
1/23 Existing Cooperation Initiatives in the Black Sea Basin & Building Sustainability
3/23 What is BSTIP UNDP: The Implementer Governments of Greece and Turkey: Primary Donors BSEC and BSEC BC : Supporting Partners, Sponsors Beneficiaries: Enterprises Business Support Organizations Government Ministries and Agencies across BSEC Countries
4/23 Programme Methodology Untapped Black Sea Intra Regional Trade and Investment potential Identification of Black Sea Intra-Regional Trade and Investment potential Translating the potential into Black Sea Regional Trade and Investment promotion events Black Sea Intra-regional trade & investment links generated Partnership with Black Sea National/Regional Business Support Institutions Identification of constraints hampering intra-Black Sea Trade & Investment Partnership with Black Sea Sub-regional organizations to address constraints
5/23 USD 96 BILLION THE INTRA-REGIONAL BUSINESS POTENTIAL IN THE BLACK SEA REGION
6/23 THIS IS A PRIVATE SECTOR DRIVEN PROGRAMME IMPLEMENTED IN COOPERATION WITH THE LOCAL BUSINESS SUPPORT ORGANIZATIONS
7/23 UNDP BSTIP programme components INTRA- REGIONAL TRADE PROMOTION INTRA- REGIONAL INVESTMENT PROMOTION GREEN ENERGY & CLIMATE CHANGE SUPPORTING THE REGIONAL COOPERATION PROCESS IN THE BLACK SEA CAPACITY BUILDING
8/23 Sectors Maintained 1.Packaging 2. Agriculture 3. Business Services 4. Tourism and Related Services 5. Construction materials 6. ICT Services 7. Logistic Services + 8. Wine 9. Climate Change and Green Energy 10.Nexus Business Brokerage
9/23 Current activities B2B forums continued in ICT, tourism and logistics sectors Practical Application of investment promotion trainings and investment days Trainings with business associations in specific areas of knowledge Business Brokerage Programme Nexus
10/23 Current Activities Agro-Logistics November 23, 2012 Istanbul Congress Center In the framework of the Southeast Europe Business Forum Format: Pre-scheduled B2B meetings Aim: To find new clients, have face-to-face meetings, discuss business opportunities, transfer know-how and network.
12/23 Current Activities Agro-Logistics Objectives: Improvement of market access & management capability for agriculture-food trade and agro-logistics supply chain. Reduction of trade transaction cost and increasing speed & predictability by simplifying trade transaction procedures
13/23 Current Activities Nexus Business Brokerage Nexus = Program which capitalizes on experience accumulated from 5 years of BSTIP activities, the obtained knowledge and resources. Eligible countries and sectors: all BSTIP countries and business sectors Aim: The aim is to support the business entities from the region to overcome the internal barriers that hinder their development and compatibility.
14/23 Current Activities Nexus Business Brokerage Nexus Offers One Stop Business Services: Special online database-matrix Networking events One-to-one business support Information on access to finance opportunities. Information of regional activities Consulting services
15/23 Future of BSTIP Be sufficiently flexible to adapt to new opportunities and market demands Assist enterprises and associations to understand the value of international trade and sustainable business Stimulate actual transactions Provide services other than events
16/23 Wider Europe: Aid for Trade Regions in focus: Western CIS : Belarus, Moldova, Ukraine; South Caucasus : Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia; Central Asia
17/23 ArmeniaGeorgiaMoldovaUkraine Capacity development on trade related issues Facilitation of trade & investment promotion Identification of capacity development needs Capacity development for SMEs Strengthening capacities of TMIC Promotion of trade services (tourism) Strengthening capacities through training/seminars Capacity development for local authorities Enhancing capacities of local SMEs Promotion of trade in agriculture Promotion of new technologies in the sector Trade analysis Development of professional skills in the labour force Transfer of best practices at a regional level Advisory support to Government on trade policy development Provision of business development services Participation to fairs/exhibitions abroad
18/23 Albania: 1.Enhancing regional Trade and attracting new investment to Albania; Armenia: 1.Support to SME Development 2.Regional project - Aid for Trade Azerbaijan: No data available Bulgaria: UNDP office closed as of 2012 UNDP Trade Promotion Programs
19/23 Georgia: 1.Regional project - Aid for Trade 2.Batumi Business Incubator (BBI) established. 3.Trade Promotion Centre (TPC) established Greece: no UNDP country office present Moldova: Regional project - Aid for Trade; Romania: Establishment and Development of Business Incubators UNDP Trade Promotion Programs
20/23 Russia: No such projects in portfolio. Serbia: No such projects in portfolio. Turkey: Ukraine: Regional project - Aid for Trade UNDP Trade Promotion Programs
21/23 BSTIP and Aid for Trade Similarities Focused on trade Active in 4 of the same countries Provide technical assistance Cooperation opportunities Offer shared events for both beneficiaries Offer off-the-shelf AfT activities to our beneficiaries Co-funded joint activities
22/23 Thank you!
23/23 Investment Climate for BSEC Diverse characteristics in the region: Three countries (RUS, TUR and GRC) account for 4/5 of BSEC economic output Smaller states are more outward orientated than larger countries AZE, GRC, ROM, RUS & TUR account for over 80% of inward foreign investment stock; Notably large FDI outward stock from RUS Characteristics of Economies