Developing digital methodologies and incorporating digital transformation initiatives within EBRD regions



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29 Jul 2022

Project Description

Digitalisation is becoming increasingly important, given the pace at which technologies are advancing in the world economy. The Covid-19 pandemic, national lockdowns and ensuing economic crisis have only provided added urgency. Economies that fail to embrace the opportunities of digitalisation face being left behind, dividing the online world from the offline one.

The objective of this technical cooperation project (“TC” or “the project”), is to support the EBRD’s Digital Hub in developing a compelling offering for EBRD’s private sector clients as they seek to advance their own digital transformation and that of their value chains. Supporting the digital transformation of private sector companies in EBRD’s countries of operations is imperative to bridge global digital divides. The project is supported by the Korean Technical Assistance and Cooperation Fund.

Korea’s success in digital development, after building and leveraging its innovation and technology capabilities, offers many lessons for emerging economies. The EBRD will be looking to procure two digital specialist consultants, preferably with knowledge of the digital transformation in Korea, to help conceptualise and pilot a digital product range across the Bank’s activities for our clients.

As part of this project the Digital Hub has identified the following two flagship initiatives to develop that will help assess the digital divide gaps in our clients’ activities and support the implementation of digital transformation measures:

  1. Establishing and rolling out a comprehensive methodology for Digital Maturity Assessments (i.e Digital Audits) for corporate clients to support their adoption of digital technologies, digitalise their business models, and enhance their competitiveness in the relevant market segment;
  2. Establishing and rolling out the Digital Value Chain Initiative, supporting digitalisation of products and processes through companies’ value chains and distributions channels, with a particular view to supporting the digitalisation of SMEs present in the supply chains of larger corporates.

In addition, the project will also develop standard toolkit and implementation roadmaps for corporates, provide tailored advice to EBRD banking teams for the deployment of said toolkits, and supporting on engagement with private sector companies and developing and maintaining these long-term relationships.

Understanding Transition

Further information regarding the EBRD’s approach to measuring transition impact is available here.

Business opportunities

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Independent Project Accountability Mechanism (IPAM)

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IPAM independently reviews Project issues that are believed to have caused (or to be likely to cause) harm. The purpose of the Mechanism is: to support dialogue between Project stakeholders to resolve environmental, social and public disclosure issues; to determine whether the Bank has complied with its Environmental and Social Policy or Project-specific provisions of its Access to Information Policy; and where applicable, to address any existing non-compliance with these policies, while preventing future non-compliance by the Bank.

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