Unique public-private association and think-tank that makes a difference 

National Alliance for Local Economic Development (NALED) is an independent, non-profit and non-partisan association advocating better business environment in Serbia and the region. NALED gathers more than 350 businesses, local governments, and civil society organizations, while together with its members from the civil sector and local associations, it represents another 22,000 entrepreneurs and small businesses from our country. With a team involving nearly 100 experts, NALED initiates changes and supports the reforms to improve the ease of doing business, increase the efficiency of state administration, and enhance the quality of life for citizens. 
Since it was established in 2006, NALED has implemented more than 240 development projects in cooperation with international partners, including USAID, GIZ, EU, SIDA, EBRD, SDC, World Bank, British Embassy, UNDP, as well as private donors such as Philip Morris International (PMI), Mastercard, Visa and many others. 

Platform for public-private dialogue and reform monitoring

NALED is the leader in promoting public-private dialogue and one of the key stakeholders in defining the reform priorities and legal solutions based on research and analyses. It is the founder of Economic Caucus in the National Parliament, and it took part in more than 130 Government’s working groups for drafting legislation and national strategies significant for countering shadow economy, improving competitiveness, developing eGovernment, healthcare digitization, encouraging innovation and entrepreneurship. 
As a founder and secretariat of the Partnership for Competitive Region (CORE), NALED works on improving the business conditions in the Western Balkans economies. Through the National Convention on EU, monitoring tools and annual publications such as the Regulatory Index of Serbia and Grey Book, NALED actively contributes to EU integration. 

Catalyst of change from idea to realization

By performing legal and economic analyses, facilitating public-private dialogue, providing expert support in drafting regulations and strategies, developing software, and organizing trainings for law implementation and raising awareness campaigns, NALED has provided a key contribution in designing and executing some of the most significant reforms for better business environment. 

Evidence-based answers - with more than 650 published analyses, practical policy reviews, reviews of implemented reforms, reports and brochures, NALED is committed to evidence-based policymaking.

NALED is the holder of a certificate of compliance with the requirements of international standards ISO 9001 and ISO 27001, which confirms the organization's commitment to the continuous improvement of business procedures and a responsible approach to business.

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