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Facility for Investment Climate Advisory Services (FIAS) 2017 annual review (English)

Through FIAS, the Facility for Investment Climate Advisory Services, the World Bank Group and development partners work with client countries to improve the climate for investment, job creation, and inclusive business growth. The FIAS program delivers advisory services, technical support, and knowledge-based projects in struggling and vulnerable economies. The work fosters open, productive, and competitive markets and helps unlock sustainable private investment that contributes to growth and poverty reduction. In FY17, the first year of the FY17–21 strategy cycle, FIAS support helped bring about 62 investment climate reforms in 32 client countries and one territory. The FIAS 2017 Annual Review describes key projects and results of this work, with a focus on the FIAS priority areas of Sub-Saharan Africa, International Development Association member countries, and states in fragile and conflict-affected situations. This report also highlights FIAS-supported work in gender and inclusiveness which is incentivizing gender-sensitive project design and encouraging the embedding of gender-related elements into the project portfolio. Three strategic pillars support the FIAS program: improving business environments in client countries; expanding market opportunities; and strengthening firm competitiveness. . Thematic areas of gender and inclusion, transparency and political economy, green competitiveness, and a focus on high-growth businesses cut across the entire FIAS portfolio.


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Facility for Investment Climate Advisory Services (FIAS) 2017 annual review (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.