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Reform Support

Supporting reforms to develop well-regulated, stable and competitive financial markets.

Capital Market Diagnostic in the Czech Republic

for the Ministry of Finance

The Commission supported national authorities and market participants in their efforts to further develop national capital markets.

Context

Some small capital markets, in comparison with other similar-sized economies, do not have the ability yet to channel a high level of national savings into widespread equity and long-term debt financing for corporates to support economic growth in the Czech Republic.

Support delivered

The support provided by the Commission and the World Bank delivered an independent analysis of the Czech capital market with recommendations for further development.

The support measures consisted of:

• an evaluation of the current state of national capital market;

identification of national impediments and challenges to further development; and

recommendations for actions to increase participation of issuers, investors and market intermediaries.

Results achieved

Support from the Commission delivered the following results:

• a solid assessment to underpin and inform a national strategy for further development of capital markets.

And had the following impact:

• improved understanding of the existing opportunities and the actions required for further development.