1. European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

It helps business environment to flourish in Europe through financial investments, business services and involvement in high-level policy reform. It promotes entrepreneurship and changes lives. It has got a consistent goal of fostering and developing market economies whilst promoting innovation, growth, inclusion and transparency. Belarus has become one of the first countries to launch the Women in Business programme and this programme has been implemented by European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). This programme promotes women’s entrepreneurship and supports small and medium-sized enterprises which are led by women by providing them access to finance and know-how solutions necessary for business growth.

  1. EU4Business

It is dedicated to achieve stronger economy through economic development and support for market opportunities through joint policy initiative which aims to deepen and strengthen relations between European Union, its members and sic Eastern neighbours-Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine. Its focus is increase in stabilisation and resilience. It fosters the small and medium sized enterprises in order to create more jobs and drive economic growth.

  1. Private Sector Development and Entrepreneurship

This is a USAID initiative in Belarus that strengthens and expands the private sector in Belarus by improving the business enabling environment, increasing the capacity of private sector actors, developing business support organizations and expanding access to finance. It focuses on entrepreneurs especially of micro, small and medium sized enterprises. USAID provides special assistance in advancing innovations and develops start-ups. It also enhance the business environment of Belarus by providing regulatory burden on businesses and introducing them to international market.

  1. Belarusian Economic Research and Outreach Centre

It was initiated in 2008 with collaboration of Stockholm Institute for Transition Economics (SITE) and Economics Education and Research Consortium (EERC) and with the financial support from Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency. It is the leading economic academic think-tank in Belarus. It conducts academic and applied research and organises educational programs on modern economics and outreach activities. It stimulates cooperation between Belarusian and international scientific communities.

  1. The Borgen Project

It is a non-profit organization that is concerned with reducing of poverty and hunger and it works towards ending them. Its activities are directed towards economic development in Belarus in order to end hunger and fight poverty and other sufferings attached to it. The organization focuses on global food security, food aid reform, newborn, child and mother survival and providing access to clean water, sanitation and power. It also tries to help women by including them in the politics so that they have the right to vote and they can actively take part in decision making for advancing and formulating policies and other programmes that are laid down to help these women.

  1. UNFPA, Belarus

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) started working in Belarus in 1994. The Fund’s initiative serves the global goal of promoting the right of every woman, man and child in order to enjoy life of health and equal opportunities. It is builds on national priorities and it works in collaboration with Government of the Republic of Belarus, UN agencies, and non-governmental organizations, international and national experts. It works on reproductive health, population and development and gender equality.