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This document will analyse the environmental permitting systems in the NIS and identify the potential to reform them. Its preparation is based on thematic Country Profiles. The Draft Outline and findings of the assessment phase were discussed at ...
This English-Russian Glossary is meant to provide a common understanding of the terminology, used by environmental enforcement authorities, and enable users across NIS to communicate easier among themselves and with partners in OECD and CEE count...
Its main objective is to provide domestic institutions managing public environmental expenditure in the CEE/NIS regions with practical guidance and tools for identification, appraisal, and financing of priority environmental investment projects.
Updated time series of data on key macroeconomic variables, public finance and financial sector in the former Soviet Union countries are available to download as Excel file.
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This paper summarizes the findings of Phases I and II and reports on the progress of two pilot studies under way. It illustrates ways to improve the process of prioritizing public investments through consideration of the monetary value of the cos...
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This paper has been prepared by the EAP Task Force Secretariat at the OECD. It analyses the decentralization trends and current practices of local environmental managers in the NIS. It further provides best practices for reforming local environme...
Severe environmental problems were a key issue in the protests that marked the end of communist regimes in Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. The book shows that economic reforms provided a crucial stimulus for environmental improvement, leading to reductions...
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Regulatory Reform in the NIS: The Case of Water
An agreement on co-operation between the Russian Government and the OECD was signed in June 1994, though co-operation began in 1991. In 1997, OECD and the Russian government agreed that eventual membership of OECD by Russia was a "shared goal".
The collapse of communism in Central Europe in the late 80's, and the disintegration of the Soviet Union in the early 90's, brought the region's serious environmental problems to the attention of the international community. Many of these problem...