The EBRD is a London-based Multilateral Financial Institution in which the US Government is the largest individual shareholder (about 10%). An AAA rated public institution, the EBRD provides debt and equity financing for banks, industries and businesses, both for new ventures and for investments in existing companies. It operates in 30 countries encompassing Central and Eastern Europe, the Balkans, the Caucuses, Central Asia, Mongolia, Russia and Turkey. The Bank’s operating region has also expanded recently to include countries in Southern and Eastern Mediterranean (probably better known as North Africa and parts of the Middle East to most people).
Since its inception in 1991, the bank has invested more than €63.7 billion in 3,239 projects. In 2010 it attained a record level of €9 billion in financing over 386 projects. In the conduct of these operations, the EBRD is a major consumer of consulting services. Last year, the EBRD and its clients awarded 2,820 consultancy contracts with a total value of €175 million. 2011 statistics are on track to exceed 2010 levels. For EBRD's current procurement opportunities click here. You can also learn more about the EBRD in its Annual Report, Donor Report and Technical Cooperation Funds report.
This one day interactive session will assist you in better understanding EBRD's procedures and competing more successfully for EBRD consulting assignments. These events will be organized in cooperation with the Commercial Service of the United States and the Global Mid-West Alliance. Venue details will be confirmed at a later date.
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About the author: Mehrdad Nazari (MBA, MSc, LEAD Fellow) is a Corporate Responsibility, Sustainability Reporting & ESIA Advisor, and Director of Prizma. He was previously an environmental consultant with Dames & Moore, Principal Environmental Specialist at the EBRD and CSR Research Director at CoreRatings. Mehrdad has delivered over 20 courses on the application of the IFC Performance Standards, the Equator Principles and GRI's sustainability reporting framework. Access Prizma’s latest newsletters here.