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The Infrastructure Technical Assistance we are providing to the European Investment Bank’s Economic Resilience Initiative (ERI-ITA) is rapidly mobilising finance to support economic growth, vital infrastructure, and social cohesion in the EU Southern Neighbourhood and Western Balkans.
In 2019, we secured this significant new contract with the European Investment Bank (EIB) to implement this flagship multi-region programme. We are leading an international consortium to support identification, preparation, and implementation of infrastructure investment projects in the environment (predominantly water and sanitation), energy, transport, social infrastructure, urban development, and digital economy sectors.
We are providing support in ten countries across the Maghreb, Mashrek, and Western Balkans regions, operating out of three regional hubs. Our Technical Assistance (TA) will feature throughout the project cycle, from pre-feasibility studies through to supervision of works.
ERI-ITA is part of the wider EIB – Economic Resilience Initiative, commissioned by the European Council to rapidly mobilise financing to support economic growth, vital infrastructure, and social cohesion in the EU Neighbourhood region. It is an integrated package of loans, concessional finance, and innovative instruments designed to enable financing of €15bn of investments needed to achieve these long-term aims.
The EIB identified an initial pipeline of nineteen infrastructure investment projects – five in the Maghreb region, six in the Mashrek region, and eight in the Western Balkans. The projects in the initial pipeline cover all six target sectors and comprise thirteen types of TA support. This portfolio will evolve as the programme progresses.
Our consortium is also engaging in close working relationships and active communication and collaboration with stakeholders in all partner countries.
Western Balkans & EU Southern Neighbourhood
European Investment Bank