On January 23rd, FIA executive director, Mrs. Ana Groza participated at the workshop dedicated to the second round of consultations for the „EU-EBRD country specific Investment Climate Reviews and Action Plans” project.
The purpose of the event was to validate priority reform areas identified by the experts and to discuss on associated areas requiring technical assistance identified in the action plans.
The “EU-EBRD Country-specific Investment Climate Reviews and Action Plans for Eastern Partnership (EaP) Countries” is a EUR 2m regional project aimed at supporting transition and the development of sustainable and equitable economic growth models in the Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries. The project has been commissioned from EBRD by the European Commission (EC) and it is the first EBRD initiative to be financed under the EC’s new Structural Reform Facility.
The objective of the project is to support the design and implementation of structural reforms across the EaP countries in the areas of business and investment climate as well as financial infrastructure; human capital – including labour market & social protection; economic governance and sustainability of public finances and reinforcing the rule of law and good governance.
The main beneficiaries of the project are the ministries of economy in the 6 EaP countries. Other key stakeholders include finance ministries; key line ministries; central banks; business associations; development partners (eg World Bank, bilateral donors); and private sector representatives.