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World Bank Infrastructure in the Europe and Central Asia Region: Urban and Water February 6, 2006.

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1 World Bank Infrastructure in the Europe and Central Asia Region: Urban and Water February 6, 2006

2 World Bank Urban and Water Projects in ECA Operations in 18 of 28 countries WaterUrban Supervision1410 Pipeline AAA111

3 Coordinating Themes: Water and Sanitation Region characterized by very high network coverage for the per capita income level But dual hot and cold water delivery in many cities No history of metered use Many rural systems, wastewater treatment unsustainable Utility services: enabling utility companies to deliver good quality, affordable services in a sustainable, financially viable manner Supporting private sector delivery Bolstering public sector delivery

4 Examples of World Bank Interventions Lending Water and sanitation: Armenia: Yerevan management contract support now moving to a lease Water and sanitation: Armenia: Support to small towns through investment and a management contract Water and Sanitation: Croatia: A series of three loans to upgrade services, delivered through Croatian Waters

5 Examples of World Bank Interventions Analytical Work Water development strategy for Azerbaijan Advice to Kazakhstan on domestic private sector water and sanitation development Advice to Bulgaria on financing and institutional responses needed to meet EU Acquis environmental demands

6 Coordinating Themes: Urban Urban development: promoting the competitiveness of cities Local economic development Urban development: improving service delivery Focus on delivery systems, including the delivery of social protection Urban development: Housing transitions, a problem unique to ECA

7 Examples of World Bank Interventions Lending Urban: Russia: Kazan and St. Petersburg policy support loans Urban: Kyrgyz Republic and Tajikistan: upgrading small city/town urban services Urban: Ukraine: upgrading municipal services

8 Examples of World Bank Interventions Analytical Work Russia: assessment of housing and communal service reform implementation Hungary: advice on how to upgrade Roma housing Albania: advice on upgrading municipal governance while decentralizing Kyrgyz Republic: advice on how to integrate informal settlements into Bishkek Regional: policies to develop effective housing rental markets

9 Potential Partners JBIC and Japanese interests (throughout the Region) ADB (in Central Asia and the South Caucasus) EBRD (throughout the Region) EC and EIB (in the EU Accession countries, the Balkans, Ukraine, Russia and Turkey) KfW (in the EU neighborhood countries) IMF (throughout the Region) USAID (throughout the Region) MCA (in Georgia and Armenia) Commercial banks (throughout the Region)


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