EU-EBRD Country-specific Investment Climate Reviews and Action Plans for Eastern partnership (EaP) countries
The specific objectives of the project are to: improve the macro-economic framework and better define public policies to strengthen the investment climate in each of the 6 EaP countries; improve governmental design and implementation of structural reforms to support women & men entrepreneurs in establishing and running their businesses. Expected results from the project include: an improved business and investment climate for both women and men entrepreneurs across the EaP region; improved policy evidence for governments to prioritise and design structural reforms across the EaP region; strengthened capacities of partner governments, and the EU, to design and implement structural reforms across the EaP region.
i) Assignment 1 will result in the development of Investment Climate Action Plans (ICAPs) for each of the 6 EaP countries, based on a diagnostic by EBRD of the Investment Climate in each country with an explicit gender focus applied and consultations with country authorities and key private sector stakeholders.
ii) Assignment 2 will focus on follow up consultations by EBRD with EC Delegations in the 6 EaP countries to prioritise technical assistance initiatives for implementation in Assignment 3, based on outcomes from the ICAPs developed in the first assignment.
iii) Assignment 3 will focus on rolling out technical assistance initiatives selected for implementation by the EC and in consultation with country authorities during Assignment 2.