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Supporting Innovative High-Growth Enterprises in Eastern Europe and South Caucasus

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The handbook seeks to support policymakers in the Eastern Europe and South Caucasus (EESC) sub-region to design effective policies and institutions to further enable and foster the potential of innovative, high-growth entrepreneurship as invaluable drivers for innovation-led sustainable development. High-growth innovative firms have a key role in jobs and value creation as they experiment with new ideas and respond to new incentives, while also contributing to structural economic change through the creation of new markets and better domestic integration into the global economy. IHGEs could thus help the EESC countries not only to drive their needed economic transformation but also to achieve sustainable development while addressing the novel social and economic challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic.