Justice Services Improvement Project (WB-P160751)

Countries
  • Romania
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Approved
Bank Risk Rating
B
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Voting Date
Jan 31, 2017
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Borrower
Government of Romania
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
Sectors
  • Law and Government
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 66.99 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)
$ 72.57 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 @ WB website

Updated in EWS Jul 24, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Sep 26, 2016


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Project Description
According to bank documents, the stated aim of this project is to improve the efficiency and accessibility of targeted justice institutions. The Project will have several components: Component 1: Improving Operations of Courts and Institutions under MOJ Authority. This component will include: investments in ICT across the judiciary to maintain and enhance core functions of the courts; courthouse rehabilitation and construction to improve the system’s ability to deliver services, especially in poor and underserved regions of Romania; and community awareness activities to increase responsiveness of the courts to the needs of local communities, especially for vulnerable groups. Component 2: Enhancing National Trade Registry Office Performance. This component supports the NTRO at the central level and throughout its 42 locations across Romania to improve the 28 services offered to users including businesses, financial institutions, insolvency practitioners, attorneys, bailiffs, notaries, courts, prosecutors and citizens, in line with EU standards. They include, among other things, the provision of certificates, information about companies, entries into the trade registry and steps related to processing of bankruptcy proceedings. Component 1: Improving Operations of Courts and Institutions under MOJ Authority. The ICT investments at the Public Ministry will improve the core functions of the prosecution service in a manner similar to the courts. The WAN and LAN rollout in prosecution offices as well as cabling and reconfiguration of the LAN of the Bucharest Tribunal’s Prosecutor Office will enable prosecutors to share information quickly and securely with each other.
Investment Description
  • World Bank (WB)
Contact Information
World Bank Klaus Decker Senior Public Sector Specialist Email not provided Borrower/Client/Recipient Ministry of Public Finance Implementing Agencies Ministry of Justice Gabriela Scutea State Secretary gabriela.scutea@just.ro ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF WORLD BANK The World Bank Inspection Panel is the independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who believe they are likely to be, or have been, adversely affected by a World Bank-financed project. If you submit a complaint to the Inspection Panel, they may investigate to assess whether the World Bank is following its own policies and procedures for preventing harm to people or the environment. You can contact the Inspection Panel or submit a complaint by emailing ipanel@worldbank.org. You can learn more about the Inspection Panel and how to file a complaint at: http://ewebapps.worldbank.org/apps/ip/Pages/Home.aspx.