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First Progress Report on the World Bank Reimbursable Advisory Services in Romania 2014 (English)

This report presents an overview of the World Bank assistance provided to the Government and other agencies in Romania under the instrument of reimbursable advisory services (RAS), previously called Fee Based Service (FBS). The report focuses on the activities implemented in 2012 and 2013. It only makes a brief reference to the tasks undertaken under the early assistance in 2010-11, mainly the Functional Reviews as these were covered at length under a separate Bank report1. This report is intended for concerned beneficiaries and managing authorities, and in particular the Ministry of European Funds as coordinator of the Bank’s RAS activities and that of the international financial institution’s advisory services. While the report covers all advisory services, attention is given to those supporting Government’s preparation for the next European Union (EU) programming period which are governed by a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the Government and the Bank on January 26, 2012. The Report includes a brief summary of the RAS undertaken (status as of December 31, 2013) and the program results and briefly touches upon some implementation challenges and lessons learned. It does list outputs delivered but does not attempt to capture the outcome of the services provided. A series of Annexes and Tables are included, as well as brief summaries of each of the RAS. As reimbursable advisory services have been financed by the clients (i.e. various Ministries and public institutions) using funds from the European Structural and Cohesion Funds available under the 2007-2013 Programming Period2, the European Commission is also considered an important audience for this report.


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    First Progress Report on the World Bank Reimbursable Advisory Services in Romania 2014

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First Progress Report on the World Bank Reimbursable Advisory Services in Romania 2014 (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.