What Belarus Offers the Tech Sector
For years, Belarus has hovered below the radar of most IT executives in Western Europe. As other countries in the Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) region have risen in prominence, thanks to their expertise in IT outsourcing and business process outsourcing (BPO) services, Belarus has received almost no attention.
But it would be a mistake to ignore Belarus just because of the autocratic nature of the government. It’s president, Alexander Lukashenko, is often criticised by campaigners, who have described Belarus as “the last dictatorship in Europe”, but his nation has prospered since the collapse of the Soviet Union without creating waves of poverty or oligarchs seizing control of industry in the way that was seen in Russia. In Belarus, business takes place in a stable environment with trust between organisations.