Ongoing dialogue between the World Bank Group and stakeholders—government, civil society, media, academia, the private sector and others—is a critical aspect of our work. Tapping into a broad range of perspectives strengthens the outcomes and accountability of our engagement and helps build enduring partnerships. It is through this dialogue that we can help implement more effective solutions to local, regional and global development challenges. This website is a platform to inform and consult with interested and affected parties on select areas of our work, such as new policies or changes to regulations, Country Partnership Strategies, and global thematic studies and programs. Below is a list of consultations currently being held in various countries on different topics. Additional consultations may take place through face-to-face engagements and other digital channels.
The World Bank Group is preparing a Country Partnership Framework (CPF) 2018-2023 with Romania. The process involves consultations with different stakeholders, including private sector, local and national authorities, academia, civil society organizations, international financial institutions and diplomatic community, to gauge diverse views on Romania’s development challenges and ways in which the World Bank Group can help address them most effectively.
The Country Partnership Framework (CPF) is the World Bank’s strategy document, which outlines areas of assistance and prioritizes World Bank Group support to Romania’s development agenda.
Despite substantial economic progress in recent decades, and one of the highest economic growth rates in the EU in recent years, Romania hasn’t managed to translate its high growth into solid poverty reduction. The country continues to experience a series of challenges, including poor quality of and access to public services, especially in health and education, a business environment that faces unpredictability and lack of policy continuity, and high vulnerability to manmade and natural shocks.
The CPF is selective in that it focuses on specific objectives where there is the greatest development need, where the government sees catalytic roles for the World Bank Group’s support, and where the Group itself has distinct value.
Consultations include both face-to-face meetings with different stakeholders, including private sector, local and national authorities, academia, civil society organizations, international financial institutions and diplomatic community, as well as an online consultation platform.
The objective of the online consultations is to seek broader feedback and comments from all interested parties, locally and internationally, on the overarching objectives of the CPF. For additional details, please consult the attached Powerpoint Presentation.
We expect to hear views from various groups and individuals to finalize the document and ensure that it is relevant and realistic in tackling Romania’s development needs, as well as to use these views as an instrument to measure progress in achieving our objectives in the country.
Please send your comments, questions or suggestions to Victor Neagu, Communications Officer for Romania, at the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org