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1 World Bank work in ECENA member countries focused on Environmental Institutions First ECENA Plenary Meeting January 19-20, Zagreb Karin Shepardson, Sr. Operations Officer/Environment Staff based in Zagreb

2 Overview Who we Are Type of Work in Region Short Introduction to REC work with the Bank focused on this region

3 ECA Environment Staff- Local Country Staff- First points of contact Serbia / Montenegro (Belgrade)- Nikola Ile Macedonia (Skopje)- Bekim Imeri Albania (Tirana)- Drita Dade Bulgaria (Sofia)- Anna Georgeiva Romania (Bucharest) Doina Petrescu and Nadia Badea Bosnia and Herzegovina (Sarajevo) Mirjana Karahsanovic Turkey (Ankara) – Halil Agha Croatia (Zagreb) – Karin Shepardson (Int.) and Vera Dugandzic Training and Work Experience: Environmental Management; Economics; Environmental Economics; Civil Engineering; Environmental Engineering; Public Policy; Biology; Forestry; Energy Policy; Regional Development; Rural Development; Agriculture International Staff you may know- working in this Region Marjory Anne Bromhead Tijen Arin Agi Kiss Rita Klees Rita Cestti Frank Von Woerden Katelijn Van den Berg Emelia Battaglini Ronald Hoffer Julian Lampietti David Bontempo Peter Dewees Peter Johansen Christian Peter George Anjaparidze Grzegorz Pezko

4 Type of Work in the Region RANGE OF CLIENT SUPPORT -Loans Related to the Environment -Imp. Agency for GEF Grants -Carbon Finance -Technical Assistance on Environment Issues -Economic and Sector Work/ Environmental Policy Studies -Environment and Social Safeguards -Support Env. Aspects of Other Sectors Work -Learning Exchanges among client countries LINKS WITH ENV. INSTITUTIONS -Components of Loans to help Strengthen Env. Agencies -Stand-Alone Bank or Donor support (IDF, Carbon, etc) for institutional strengthening -Work with Macro/Public Finance Teams on Env. Expenditure Reviews -Publication of Annual Green Data (Development Indicators) -Work with clients on governance, public administration, and other areas of policy reform with environment links (ie. privatization)

5 Focus of Work in this Region EU Accesssion! This is the main focus of our clients- and we gear our programs to help complement this process We seek to facilitate inter-regional and international learning and exchange, and dissemination of best practices We promote good tools for economic development Capacity and development of institutions is fundamental to growth and development Strong Environmental Institutions are critical for Sustainable Development Environment Institutions are usually younger and weaker than others and we seek to advocate for their needs.

6 Strengthening Environ. Institutions and Cooperation with ECENA Study/program contracted to the REC to build from historic involvement in accession states; presence in ECENA countries and new/recent member states; and leadership role w/ ReRep and ECENA Aimed to fill in gaps in knowledge and introduce new practices We want to know more about your challenges to be able to assist in the best possible way Joint learning and work with our clients is the best way


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