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Green finance in focus as EBRD President heads for IMF/World Bank talks

Climate funding takes 45 per cent share of total investment so far in 2017 The President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), Sir Suma Chakrabarti, will outline the Bank’s rapid progress towards meeting ambitious climate finance goals at this week’s meetings of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund. The EBRD President will […]

GCF approves major contribution to EBRD Kazakhstan Renewables Framework

Fund to provide up to US$ 110 million for investments in green energy The Green Climate Fund (GCF) has approved an allocation of up to US$ 110 million to the EBRD’s Kazakhstan Renewables Framework, an innovative plan to finance the construction and operation of renewable energy projects in the Central Asian country. The framework was approved by the […]

Tbilisi Green City Action Plan approved by local authorities

Georgia capital becomes second city to benefit under EBRD programme Efforts to secure a clean and safe environment for the citizens of the Georgian capital Tbilisi will receive a major boost under a Green City Action Plan (GCAP) approved by the municipal authorities today. Lin O’Grady, EBRD Deputy Director, Municipal and Environmental Infrastructure, welcomed the decision: “We are very proud […]

EBRD First Vice President Bennett to visit Mongolia

EBRD First Vice President Phil Bennett will visit Mongolia next week to meet President Khaltmaagiin Battulga, the interim government and the business community. It will be the first visit of a member of the Bank’s Executive Committee since the adoption of the new country strategy for Mongolia in June 2017. During his three day-visit, which begins on Monday, Mr Bennett will […]

EBRD President underscores support for businesses in Belarus

Meetings with local authorities in Minsk EBRD President Sir Suma Chakrabarti has completed a visit to Belarus today, where he held discussions with the country’s President Alexander Lukashenko, Prime Minister Andrey Kobyakov, senior civil servants, businesses, civil society organisations and the diplomatic community. It was the first visit by the EBRD President to Belarus since […]

MDBs increase 2016 financing to tackle climate challenge

EBRD on track to meet Paris accord commitments. The world’s six largest multilateral development banks (MDBs) continued to make a strong contribution to the global climate challenge in 2016, increasing their climate financing in developing countries and emerging economies last year to US$ 27.4 billion from US$ 25 billion in 2015. Of the 2016 total, […]

What China’s “Belt and Road Initiative” means for the Western Balkans

Romania is one of the countries that will benefit from the “Belt and Road Initiative”. Independent report for EBRD analyses impact of “Balkan Silk Road” China’s “Belt and Road Initiative”, launched by President Xi Jinping in 2013, is a Eurasian grand strategy that seeks to expand and secure maritime routes and land infrastructure networks from China […]

World Bank Introduces New Country Manager for Belarus

MINSK, September 7, 2017 – Ms. Satu Kahkonen, the World Bank Country Director for Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine, visited Minsk today to introduce Mr. Alex Kremer, the new Country Manager for Belarus, and to discuss World Bank Group support for the period 2018-2020. Mr. Kremer, a UK national, joined the World Bank in 2005. Before coming to Belarus, he […]

Climate change: a global challenge for infrastructure

Expert forum in Rabat discusses climate-resilient infrastructure finance A series of extreme weather events are not only dominating the news but also shining a spotlight on widely held concerns about the potential dangers of climate change. In the United States Hurricane Harvey brought devastation and enormous infrastructure damage across Texas. In India the old town of Mumbai […]

EBRD President Chakrabarti concludes visit to Armenia

Successful meetings with authorities and businesses to increase engagement EBRD President Sir Suma Chakrabarti has concluded a successful visit to Armenia today that confirmed the Bank’s commitment to continue to engage in the country by supporting, primarily, the development of the private sector. During his stay in the capital, Yerevan, President Chakrabarti met the highest […]





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:

  • Seeking for an observer status at the Green Climate Fund (GCF).
  • 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.