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.


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