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Annual Progress Report on the Reimbursable Advisory Services Program in Romania : January 1 – December 31, 2016 (English)

In January 2016, the government of Romania and the World Bank signed its second Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), Partnership for the Modernization of the Public Administration and Support to Structural Reform. The MoU defines the partnership as a strategic engagement in line with the Romania Partnership Agreement, 2014-2020, and the Bank’s Country Partnership Strategy, FY2014-2018. As a principle-based framework, the MoU is meant to be flexible, responding to the country’s priorities as they evolve, but providing an operational framework for the Bank’s provision of Reimbursable Advisory Services (RAS) to Romanian public institutions through 2023. The partnership between the Bank and client institutions aims to support Romania to converge to Europen Union (EU) standards, deepen structural reforms, modernize its public administration and pursue smart, sustainable and inclusive growth. Through Bank RAS, the government of Romania accesses international experience and global best practice in pursuit of strengthening government capacity in policy and strategy formulation, analysis, diagnosis, sector and project/program planning, design, and implementation. As part of the reporting activities agreed with the government under the MoU, the Bank prepares an annual progress report on the RAS program. This is the first progress report on the RAS program paid by the government under the 2014-20 EU programming period, but the fourth since 2013. It presents the RAS program and its progress in implementation and touches upon some implementation challenges and early lessons learned. This progress report is intended for government beneficiaries and managing authorities. This includes the Ministry of Regional Development, Public Administration and European Funds as coordinator of the Bank’s RAS activities under their mandate to coordinate advisory services provided by all international financial institutions. Other ministries, Managing Authorities and Intermediary Bodies should be interested in this report. The European Commission is also considered an important audience for this report, as well as other government institutions. This new MoU builds on the lessons learned and experience accumulated since the RAS program began in 2010.


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    Europe and Central Asia,

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    January 1 – December 31, 2016

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Annual Progress Report on the Reimbursable Advisory Services Program in Romania : January 1 – December 31, 2016 (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.