Belarusian Economic Research and Outreach Center

FREE Policy Brief: Stimulating Growth in Belarus: Selecting the Right Priorities

Belarus is suffering from a substantial decline in economic growth potential. Both the government and academic researchers are discussing a number of options for stimulating the growth rate and enhancing its stability. The government tends to focus on equipment investments as the priority for growth stimulation. However, academic researchers have revealed huge unused potential for growth in institutional environment in Belarus. In this brief, we deal with the issue of selecting the right priorities in growth stimulation policies.