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World Bank and the CEP Steering Committee Meeting Moscow, 5-6 December 2006.

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1 World Bank and the CEP Steering Committee Meeting Moscow, 5-6 December 2006

2 Banks Role Continued participation in CEP and SC Bank-implemented or assisted activities not directly under CEP Strategic Partnership update –Difficult to promote at present –Consider other options

3 How does the World Bank work? Country Assistance or Partnership Strategy (CAS/CPS) Agree w/Government (typically Min Fin/Budget) on development priorities and borrowing/lending envelop over a multi- year period Typically only one environment or bioresources management project per period

4 Azerbaijan New CAS to Board 7 December Apsheron clean-up project high priority Baku Urban Rehabilitation Project (includes wastewater infrastructure) under preparation

5 Iran (Steve Maber to address)

6 Kazakhstan New Country Manager, Sergei Shatalov (as of 1 Jan 07) JERP – co-financed by GoK and WB for analytical work on agreed topics JERP Fisheries study completed, well received, could form the basis for further cooperation: –Possible investments/activities, including a sturgeon hatchery, improved monitoring, control and surveillance, a fisheries management information system, reform of the legal framework, and co-management of resources. –$2 million JSDF grant obtained to assist Aral Sea fishing communities, including piloting co-management approaches on a small scale.

7 Russia CPS to Board on 14 Dec Highlights shift from borrowing to greater use of guarantees, sub-national borrowing and new fee-for-service arrangements for investment and policy advice Brochure on World Bank in Russia New Country Director appointed

8 Turkmenistan Bank-Government dialogue slow but appears to be improving Opportunity for cooperation in regional activities


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