Western Balkans Investment Framework (WBIF)Back
The Western Balkans Investment Framework (WBIF) aims to streamline cooperation and increase financing capacity for investments that contribute to socio-economic development and the accession process in the Western Balkans. It pools resources from the EC, the partner IFIs, the Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB), the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), and the European Investment Bank (EIB), as well as bilateral donors.
The WBIF focuses on key sectors of the Western Balkan economies including energy, environment, transport, social infrastructure and private sector development. Projects must be nominated or endorsed by the National IPA Coordinator of the respective country and projects with regional impact take precedence when deciding among applications.
A full description of the WBIF and progress to date in selecting projects to be financed under this innovative mechanism can be found in the 2011 Annual Report [1.9MB] .
Entry created by Ines Marinkovic on May 21, 2012