Saša Čegar

Professor at University of Rijeka, Faculty of Economics and Business, Croatia

    Saša Čegar, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, is the Vice Dean for Internationalisation and Sustainable Development at the Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Rijeka, and one of the key experts of the Centre for Local Economic Development at the Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Rijeka - CLER Ltd. Due to his rich experience in the field of local and regional development, he has been a member of numerous working groups of the Ministry of Regional Development and EU funds as an expert in the preparation and evaluation of various regulations and national planning documents. He is also one of the creators of the currently valid Development Index, on the basis of which the Ministry evaluates the level of development of all units of local and regional self-government in the Republic of Croatia and classifies them into development groups.

    All Sessions by Saša Čegar

    12:00 - 13:15
    Grand Hall

    Presentation of the Sustainable Business Environment: Regional 2023 Report

    The Report assesses the business environment in WB6 economies and Croatia using 5 main pillars: Fundamentals (macroeconomic stability and rule of law); Markets (labor, financial, and capital markets); Administration and regulations (public administration quality and efficiency); Companies (grey economy, innovation, business digitization); Economic development (equality, gender balance, green economy). Around two-thirds of the data comes from statistics, and one-third from field research, offering a comprehensive stock-take of the business environment quality from basics to innovation and green practices. The Report highlights progress in central-level reforms, crucial for local economic development policies. The findings will be presented followed by a panel discussion and insights from key speakers on top performers, successful reforms, and identified gaps in the region.

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