Presentation on theme: "1 José Frade European Investment Bank Water and Sanitation EC-EIB Seminar Session 3: Enhancing collaboration between EC, EIB and other EDFIs Avenues for."— Presentation transcript:
1 José Frade European Investment Bank Water and Sanitation EC-EIB Seminar Session 3: Enhancing collaboration between EC, EIB and other EDFIs Avenues for cooperation: Current achievements and future opportunities Brussels, 5 July 2010
2 José Frade European Investment Bank The past experience – The 80s and 90s Main focus of EC support to the water sector outside the EU on: i) capacity building; ii) sector reform; iii) rural water EIB supporting: i) sector reform jointly with WB and regional IFIs: ii) projects in urban areas EDFIs supporting both rural and urban water + reform EC providing grants and EIB soft loans, EDFIs both EIB access to project preparation facilities with grant support: METAP in MED region, None in ACP No EC/EIB parallel or co-financing (1 project in more than 20 years, substantial for EIB/EDFIs in ACP, less in MED
3 José Frade European Investment Bank Current status and achievements The turning point of collaboration: the EU Water Initiative in 2002 (regional and finance working groups) The begin of joint financing: the EU Water Facility Projects in Maputo, Senegal, Ethiopia, Lesotho, Benin, Malawi, Madagascar A 3 M project preparation facility for 8 new projects Other examples of cooperation In the Neighbourhood countries: the NIF In the Mediterranean region: FEMIP, Horizon 2020, MeHSIPP (new projects in preparation for co-finance) In ACP: Infrastructure Trust Fund for regional projects Mutual Reliance Initiative ( AFD, EIB, KFW ), MoU w/ EBRD
4 José Frade European Investment Bank Future opportunities Agreement on general sector policies: Future EU policies would benefit from the ground experience and sector expertise of EIB/EDFIs. Setting the dialogue Shared support for development of regional and country strategies: H2020, DABLAS, EURO-MED water strategy, Programme Eau Senegal, Amman Water project, Lake Victoria regional project, WBs, country dialogue in Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia: extend & enhance joint approach Coordinated definition of programs, projects, preparation, shared finance & blending, innovation: EUWF, NIF, ITF, VA Coordinated implementation & monitoring: The Maputo MoU example, headquarter manag., local support, MRI
5 José Frade European Investment Bank A few questions for the debate How to set the dialogue for sector policy? What is the added value of EIB/EDFIs expertise? Could budget & project support be complementary? Sector? Is the EUWI still a valid platform for cooperation? How can we develop regional programs, e.g. Lake Victoria, and IWRM+ service provision projects Can the Maputo innovative implementation cooperation be applied more often? What are the benefits and constraints? Should we have a water related staff whos who in each organisation? An updated manual of relevant policy docs, websites etc? Have joint participation in main fora often?