Economic Impact Assessment of Reforms Supporting Business Environment

Sep 1 – 17, 2024 , online Online Course
Sep 18 – 19, 2024 , Ljubljana, Slovenia Workshop

About this learning event

This learning initiative will strengthen the capacities of officials from Western Balkans and Türkiye, actively involved in the preparation and implementation of the Reform Agendas (RA) or Economic Reform Programmes (ERP). It will gather officials who work on the policy planning and analysis in their line ministries, in the MoF or in the coordinating center of government institutions, with the objective to learn how to perform economic impact assessment of reforms from RAs and ERPs, with specific emphasis on those supporting private sector development and business environment. This learning initiative consists of self-paced online learning, followed by a two day workshop.

The self-paced learning platform will be available to pace the learning to your own capacities and dedicated time for learning, expecting learning engagement of up to 10h. The aim is to get equipped with understanding of different options and methodologies on how to perform impact assessment. They are presented in the Manual on economic impact assessment of SR measures in ERPs. A spreadsheet-based Impact Assessment Tool is available to support you in assessing economic impact. You will also get an insight of different examples of quantifications of economic impacts as a source for knowledge for your own work. To start with, there are examples of quantified impacts of structural reform measures from North Macedonia's ERP.

The workshop will provide a platform to practically work on the impact assessment of your reforms (cases). You will gain practical knowledge on how to calibrate and apply Spreadsheet Toolkit for your own country case. With the support of experts, you will be able to perform the analysis, and assess how various reforms options contribute to economic growth and employment, in a medium term perspective.

Who should attend

We invite the officials from the Western Balkans and Türkiye, especially from ministries of finance, ministries of economy, ministries of trade, or similar line ministries responsible for business environment.


  • Janez Šušteršič, CEF Associate Fellow, former Minister of Finance of Slovenia
  • Alketa Bucaj, CEF expert, Head of Economic and Policy Research at REX Consulting Group

Practical information

The workshop will be strongly based on practical work by the participants in groups or individual. The participants are therefore encouraged to bring to the workshop their own laptops to be able to work on the exercises and examples. Only a small number of workstation can be provided by the CEF to participants who do not have the possibility to bring their own equipment.

Flights, transfers, accommodation in Slovenia, and meals during the event will be fully funded for up to four selected officials per FISR2 beneficiary. Upon the successful completion of this event, participants will receive a certificate.


This event is delivered as part of the EU-funded multi-beneficiary project “Structural Reforms Better Integrated Within Fiscal Frameworks” (FISR2) implemented by the CEF.

Funded by the European Union

Submit your application today to secure your spot at our course. Deadline for applying to this course is August 12, 2024.