Belarusian Economic Research and Outreach Center
 Yauheniya Shershunovich, Irina Tochitskaya

FREE Policy Brief: Towards a More Circular Economy: A Progress Assessment of Belarus

This policy brief summarizes the results of our study, Shershunovich and Tochitskaya (2018),  on the circular economy development in Belarus. The aim of the work was to measure the circularity of the Belarusian economy using European Commission indicators. The analysis reveals that the circular economy in Belarus is still in the initial stage of its development. In 2016, the employment in circular economy sectors in Belarus accounted for 0.49% of total employment, and the investment amounted to only 0.27% of total gross investment. Belarus is also falling behind many European countries in waste recycling.