Policy Papers

Policy papers - applied research on economics that is practically oriented to form a strategy for promoting economic growth and improving the quality of economic policy in Belarus.
Natalya Shcherbina| 29.10.2019
Demography in the trap of social policy: which measures can (can’t) help to increase fertility in Belarus
Since the mid-2000s, the fertility rate in Belarus was increasing and staying higher than optimistic forecasts of the UN. However, since 2017 the trend has turned around without any negative shocks from the economy or demographic and social policy. This discussion paper analyzes what happens to Belarusian fertility, why this happens and how social policy affects fertility.

Natalya Shcherbina|Victoria Smalenskaja| 12.09.2019
Life after life. The assessment of the Belarusian pension system by the people: the results of the focus group discussions in Minsk and regions
This paper is a part of the research about attitudes of Belarusians to the system of social protection. The research is carried out by the IPM Research Center together with BEROC. It is based on ten focus groups conducted in June 2019.

Pension System of Belarus: Current State and Necessity for Reforms
This paper shows that the pension system of Belarus must be reformed and proposes the most effective reforms among all available alternatives.