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Saturday, April 29, 2017

Russian government, EBRD to host workshop on consultancy opportunities

Russia's Ministry of Economic Development and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) will soon host a one-day workshop on opportunities within the Russia Technical Cooperation Fund and EBRD.

The event will invite consultancy firms and individual consultants to receive an introduction to EBRD consultancy opportunities.

Participants will receive guidance on the "dos and don'ts" of bidding for EBRD consultancy contracts. The workshop will focus on the differences between applying to consult with EBRD versus other organizations.

The EBRD and its clients awarded more than 2,800 consultancy contracts in 2013 with a total value of $237 million. The bank uses technical cooperation assistance in several areas of operation and in covering banking and financial institutions, small and medium businesses, the environment, power and energy, energy efficiency, infrastructure, transport, economic research and more.

The Russia Technical Cooperation Fund finances projects to improve energy efficiency, infrastructure development, small business support, medium business corporate development and the development of agribusinesses.