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The OECD works closely with many governments around the world through regional initiatives and activities in order to facilitate policy benchmarking and the exchange of good practices within and across regions.

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Partner countries' involvement in OECD work is mutually beneficial and essential for keeping the OECD inclusive and relevant. 

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Beyond the Organisation's 36 members, countries and economies may be invited to participate in Committees and other bodies through different types of partnerships. 

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ASEAN SME Policy Index 2018

The latest report from the OECD Southeast Asia Regional Programme:

  • Assesses the intensity, sophistication and reform progress of SME policies and programmes in ASEAN across 8 thematic areas based on around 500 quantitative and qualitative indicators
  • Provides an overview of the SME policy landscape in each ASEAN member state
  • Provides suggestions for ongoing policy reform 
  • Provides examples of good practice from ASEAN and the OECD
  • Tracks progress in implementing the goals and objectives of the ASEAN Strategic Action Plan for SME Development 2016-2025

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ASEAN SMEPI 2018 brochure

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