According to bank provided information, the Value Chains Competitiveness Programme aims at enhancing competitiveness of small and medium enterprises ("SMEs") in the Industry, Commerce and Agribusiness sector ("ICA", corporate sector) in the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean region ("SEMED"). The Programme is financed by the European Union Neighbourhood Investment Facility ("EU NIF"). Under the Programme, support is allocated to Sector Development, Competiveness and Value Chain Diagnostics. Through its engagement in SEMED, the EBRD has identified that the bottlenecks for private sector development include limited competitiveness of SMEs and their lack of opportunities to export to markets with high potential, such as the EU.
Specific objectives of the Project are to:
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ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF EBRD
The Project Complaint Mechanism (PCM) is the independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who have been or are likely to be adversely affected by an European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)-financed project. If you submit a complaint to the PCM, it may assess compliance with EBRD's own policies and procedures to prevent harm to the environment or communities or it may assist you in resolving the problem that led to the complaint through a dialogue with those implementing the project. Additionally, the PCM has the authority to recommend a project be suspended in the event that harm is imminent. You can contact the PCM at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can submit a complaint online using an online form, http://www.ebrd.com/eform/pcm/complaint_form?language=en. You can learn more about the PCM and how to file a complaint at http://www.ebrd.com/work-with-us/project-finance/project-complaint-mechanism.html.