Sustainable Resource Initiative (SRI) Policy Dialogue Framework



TCRS Number:


Business sector:

Sustainable Resources and Climate Change

Notice type:



SP and TC Com approved

PSD disclosed:

05 May 2016

Project Description

The Bank launched the Sustainable Resource Initiative ("SRI") in 2013. The SRI is an ‘umbrella’ initiative that develops the Bank’s range of transition support instruments in three areas:

  • sustainable energy – under the existing Sustainable Energy Initiative (“SEI”);
  • water efficiency; and
  • materials efficiency.

This umbrella approach allows the Bank to develop each component flexibly, reflecting strategic policy and pragmatic business opportunities in each component.

It is therefore proposed to establish a dedicated policy dialogue (PD) framework (the “SRI Policy Dialogue Framework” or the “Framework”) to further strengthen the Bank’s ability to deliver its transition impact (TI) mandate, support the implementation of the SRI and better align the policy and sector reform advice and assistance with the objectives of all EBRD Country Strategies. The SRI PD Framework was approved by SP Com on September 2015 and will be available to use by all teams in the Bank who are implementing SRI-related policy dialogue and capacity building activities.

The Project is consistent with the Bank’s Sustainable Resource Initiative, aimed at promoting the sustainable use of energy, materials and water resources. In addition, Resource Efficiency is now an integral part of the Bank’s project-level environmental and social due-diligence (ESDD) and is covered by its 2014 Environment and Social Policy. Finally, the Framework will incorporate a range of activities in support of Policy Dialogue consistent with a) Country Strategies, b) Assessment of Transition Challenges (ATCs) and c) the objectives of the Framework.

Project Objectives

Improved regulatory environment in EBRD CoOs which will increase the potential for SRI investments.

TC Recipient Information

Governments of the EBRD’s countries of operation.

Project Cost

€ 10,000,000

Funding Summary

The funding of the TC project is as follows:

  • SRI water window:  funding is provided by GEF, PPCR, Czech Republic.
  • SRI materials window  is expected to be funded though EBRD-managed donor funds.
  • SRI energy window: funding is provided by the Czech Republic, the Slovak Republic and Spain.

Any competitive selections for business opportunities relating to this project will be published on the EBRD's website: Consultancy Procurement Opportunities.

General enquiries

EBRD project enquiries not related to procurement:
Tel: +44 20 7338 7168

Access to Information Policy (AIP)

The AIP sets out how the EBRD discloses information and consults with its stakeholders so as to promote better awareness and understanding of its strategies, policies and operations following its entry into force on 1 January 2020. Please visit the Access to Information Policy page to find out what information is available from the EBRD website.

Specific requests for information can be made using the EBRD Enquiries form

Independent Project Accountability Mechanism (IPAM)

If efforts to address environmental, social or public disclosure concerns with the Client or the Bank are unsuccessful (e.g. through the Client’s Project-level grievance mechanism or through direct engagement with Bank management), individuals and organisations may seek to address their concerns through the EBRD’s Independent Project Accountability Mechanism (IPAM).

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.

Please visit the Independent Project Accountability Mechanism webpage to find out more about IPAM and its mandate; how to submit a Request for review; or contact IPAM  via email to get guidance and more information on IPAM and how to submit a request.

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