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EBRD expects to step up investments in support of 2030 development agenda

Initial focus on existing regions in face of major international challenges The  European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) expects to scale up its activities in support of global development goals, even after another year of record investments in 2017, the Bank’s President, Sir Suma Chakrabarti, said. He said work would begin shortly on whether the […]

EBRD-backed United Group plans €600 million investment in Western Balkans

United Group is the largest multi-play telecoms and media provider in south-eastern Europe. United Group is a major regional employer, with over 3,400 employees. United Group has increased connectivity across the region by laying over 15,000 km of fibre-optic cable, reaching 1.77 million homes and over 50,000 businesses. The EBRD has welcomed the announcement by […]

EBRD can do more to support global development goals

President Chakrabarti proposes phased approach at Annual Meeting in Jordan The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) can step up its activities in support of global development goals that the international community has pledged to achieve by 2030, EBRD President Sir Suma Chakrabarti said. At the opening of the Bank’s 2018 Annual Meeting in Jordan, the President said the […]

EBRD’s Green Cities Framework kicks off in Minsk

Official launch of the city’s Green City Action Plan Belarus is beginning its work under the EBRD’s Green Cities Framework Kick-off meeting for Minsk’s Green City Action Plan to identify, prioritise and address its most pressing environmental challenges This is a part of the city’s wider engagement with the EBRD in the municipal investment space […]

EBRD channels €42.5 million for completion of Minsk ring road

Project to promote better transport infrastructure in Belarus The EBRD is providing a €42.5 million loan for the completion of the outer ring road in Minsk, which will enable better interconnections around the Belarusian capital and improved links between the country’s major highways. The Bank is providing a long-term loan of up to €42.5 million […]

Belarus: Strengthening Foundations for Sustainable Recovery

MINSK, April 19, 2018 – The speed of economic recovery has accelerated in early 2018, but the foundations for solid growth need to be strengthened, says the latest World Bank Economic Update on Belarus. The economic outlook remains challenging due to external financing needs and unaddressed domestic structural bottlenecks. Improved household consumption and investment activity, along with […]

EBRD mobilises €946 million of donor funds to support investments

Donor resources help to boost private sector and meet Sustainable Development Goals Almost €1 billion of donor funds raised to support the EBRD’s work Donor funds to help advance global agenda of the Sustainable Development Goals EBRD and donor action to boost private sector investments The EBRD raised a total of €946 million from donors […]

Stronger Private Sector, Enhanced Infrastructure and Better Social Services are Focus of New World Bank Group Strategy for Belarus

WASHINGTON, April 3, 2018 – The World Bank Group Board of Executive Directors today endorsed the 2018-22 Country Partnership Framework (CPF) for the Republic of Belarus, which aims to support sustainable and inclusive growth and improve living standards in the country. “A sustained improvement in living standards in Belarus requires structural transformation, with a greater role […]

New calls to cities and investors to deliver sustainable finance growth

Two Calls to Action to step up efforts to close the urban green investment gap by mobilising up to US$ 6 billion from public and private investors – making public funds go further and greener Today, in the context of the European Union’s High Level Conference on Sustainable Finance, and three months after the One Planet […]

EBRD Board Directors to visit Uzbekistan

A delegation from the EBRD’s Board of Directors will visit Uzbekistan from 19 to 23 March 2018. The visit, which is part of preparations for the Bank’s medium-term strategy for the country, will help the Directors to assess reforms taking place in Central Asia’s most populated country. The Directors will meet with the Uzbek authorities as well […]





Centre for Developing Markets (Centre) was set up as a coordination hub that supports and facilitates business opportunities in early market-oriented economies and emerging markets. In cooperation with international financial institutions the Centre actively promotes integration of the Czech engineers, consultants and suppliers into the international business environment during preparation and implementation phases of infrastructure projects across developing markets.


  • Czech consultants and suppliers will successfully pursue and implement infrastructure projects financed by international financial institutions across developing markets, and
  • ARI will act as a partner across selected developing markets towards governmental and international financial institutions as well as developing agencies in the infrastructure sector


The Centre focuses on achieving the following objectives:

  • Support Czech Republic’s entry into the Asian Development Bank (ADB).


  • Monitoring of strategic plans and projects prepared by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the World Bank (WB), the European Commission (EC), the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the Green Climate Fund (GCF).
  • Searching and identification of market opportunities in Eastern Europe, Baltics, Balkans, Caucasus and Central Asia.
  • Organisation for ARI members and clients networking and matchmaking events with representatives of development banks, governmental delegations from developing countries, potential contracting authorities and suppliers.
  • Assistance with searching for local partners across developing markets.
  • Sharing know-how while preparing competitive bids and expression of interests.
  • Providing information on the legal, commercial and political environment of developing countries.
  • Organisation of regular coordination meetings among members and representatives of international institutions.


The Association represents more than 50 companies, institutions, embassies and chambers of commerce – established to seek mutual support and jointly contribute to achieve the sustainable development of public infrastructure in the Czech Republic and a qualitative growth of the supplier sector by strengthening its know-how and social responsibility.

The Association is accepting applications from companies interested to support and even participate in expert discussions and preparation of conceptual changes in the Czech infrastructure sector.