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 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...
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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...
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...
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The overview of the recent country applications is presented in the EAP Task Force Background Paper on Financing Strategies in Urban Water Sector in the NIS both in English
Analysis and reporting on environmental financing trends in the NIS and CEE has been an important underlying activity in the developments and conclusions from the Conferences under the Environment for Europe process.