Technical Assistance - The World Bank Group can provide professional technical advice that supports legal, policy, management, governance and other reforms needed for a country's development goals. Our wide-ranging knowledge and skills are used to help countries build accountable, efficient public sector institutions to sustain development in ways that will benefit their citizens over the long term. Bank staff offer advice and support governments in the preparation of documents, such as draft legislation, institutional development plans, country-level strategies, and implementation action plans. We can also assist governments to shape or put new policies and programs in place.
Reimbursable Advisory Services (RAS) - By client request the World Bank can provide advisory services through RAS, which can be used when the Bank cannot fully fund an activity within the existing budget. This can include traditional knowledge and advisory work as well as convening services. Subject to appropriate safeguards and risk management, the Bank may provide technical assistance for project-related preparation and implementation support services—except for advice directly related to engineering or final design. Examples in Europe and Central Asia
Economic and Sector Work - In collaboration with country clients and development partners, Bank country staff gather and evaluate information (data, policies and statistics) about the existing economy, government institutions or social services systems. This data provides a starting point for policy and strategic discussions with borrowers and helps enhance a country's capacity and knowledge. Studies and analytical reports help us support clients to plan and implement effective development programs and projects.
Donor Aid Coordination - The World Bank Group acts on occasion as a coordinator for organized regular interaction among donors (governments, aid agencies, humanitarian groups, foundations, development banks). Activities range from simple information sharing and brainstorming, to co-financing a particular project, to joint strategic programming in a country or region. It also includes the preparation of donor coordination events such as consultative group meetings (joint meetings of partners) focused on a particular issue or country. Other partnership information.