The EAP Task Force supports the integration of environmental considerations into the processes of economic, social and political reform in transition economies of the Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia (EECCA) region* by improving environmental policies and upgrading institutional and human capacities for better environmental management. Since the Task Force’s establishment in 1993, OECD has helped EECCA countries to accelerate the diffusion of innovative policies and policy tools. It assisted countries in conducting policy reform based, among others, on the outcomes of pilot projects. Some of the tools developed under the EAP Task Force umbrella are presented in an annex to the present document. The Task Force’s work has resulted in activities and tools targeted at OECD members in areas such as environmental compliance assurance, financing water supply and sanitation and public environmental expenditure management.
* Member countries of the EAP Task Force are: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan. International organisations and financial institutions, the business and civil society alco participates actively in the work of the Task Force.
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