Examples of advisory and analytic services: (a) economic and sector work, (b) technical assistance, (c) impact evaluation studies, (d) research services, (e) external training, (f) workshops and conferences. Through the application of the appropriate safeguards and risk management, the World Bank may provide technical assistance for project-related preparation and implementation support services – except for advice directly related to engineering or final design – for projects not financed by the Bank.
Types of Clients: (a) governments and government institutions of member countries, including “graduates”; (b) subnational governments; (c) state-owned enterprises; (d) non-governmental organizations and other not-for-profit organizations (such as chambers of commerce); (e) multilateral institutions, including development banks and regional organizations. The Bank does not provide RAS to commercial entities.
Costs: The costs of RAS vary from one agreement to another and are calculated using the World Bank’s standard pricing methodology that ensures the recovery of all direct and other related costs (i.e. salary and associated benefits, travel, and subsistence, support services, translation etc.) with a zero-profit margin in line with the World Bank’s mandate.