Italian regional SME policy responses
The note developed by the CD Trento Centre for Local Development of the OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities (CFE) provides a preliminary inventory of the policy responses adopted by the Italian regions to support small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Italian economy provides background information on the economic repercussions on the Italian economy, whereas the SME policies responses of the Italian government at a glance summarises the main SME policy responses adopted by the central government. The role of the regions within the Italian institutional setting, especially in economic development issues, is at the core of the An overview of the Italian regional setting and the role of European Structural and Investment Funds, which also highlights the importance of European Structural and Investment Funds in financing regional SME policies and tackling territorial imbalances. The Italian regions on the frontline of the policy response provides an in-depth analysis of regional SME policy responses, providing a granular classification according to their objectives, the presence of a sectoral focus and other characteristics, and underlines their connections with the national and EU policy frameworks. This section also features a timeline of the measures adopted, an analysis of their territorial distribution and an estimate of the financial resources allocated. The Summary of the main findings provides a summary of the main findings. Finally, an overview of regional socio-economic indicators is given in Basic socio-economic indicators on Italian regions in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, while Full list of regional SME policies contains an exhaustive and detailed list of SME policy responses, broken down by region.
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