BelCAP (IFC-602240)

  • Belarus
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Jun 20, 2018
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Belarus Government
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  • Law and Government
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Investment Type(s)
Advisory Services
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 4.97 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 4.97 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please see updated project documentation for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IFC website

Updated in EWS Jan 31, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Jul 5, 2018

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Project Description

The project's components are building on the previous IFC advisory which helped the government lay out regulatory priorities spelled out in Socio-Economic Plan and the Strategy to support SMEs. The project also supported the beneficiary adopts “regional integration organizations” (RIA) principles and methodology framework, and sped up the process of Belarus National Quality Infrastructure (NQI) bodies in harmonizing requirements, procedures and standards with those required for exporting to international markets.

The new project will solidify the gains that already made and advance them further. In addition, it will expand the IFC assistance into the area of competition, both in terms of identifying regulatory constraints to competition and in terms of establishing a more effective competition policy. Each component focus and activities are outlined below:

Component 1: Reduce compliance costs for business by de-regulation and improving regulatory governance, transparency, and efficiency of regulations;

Component 2: Achieve private sector savings by strengthening market competition;

Component 3: Reduce private sector costs related to conformity assessment, certification of goods traded internationally, and other export-related procedures;

Cross-cutting theme: Gender perspectives of the project will be cross-cutting and mainstreamed across the outputs and outcomes of the projects.

Investment Description

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