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Projects

Public asset management in three countries

On behalf of the Federal Ministry of Finance (BMF), Berlin Economics advises institutions in Azerbaijan, Georgia and Namibia on the investment management of state entities.

Greening debt capital markets in the countries of Eastern Europe, Caucasus, and Central Asia

The aim of the project is to mobilise the capital markets for financing ecological and climate-friendly investments.

German Economic Team

The German Economic Team advises the governments of Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Georgia and Uzbekistan regarding the design of economic policy reform processes and a sustainable development of the economic framework. As part of the project we also work in other countries, especially Armenia, on selected topics.

Low Carbon Ukraine – Policy Advice on Low Carbon Policies for Ukraine

The purpose of the Low Carbon Ukraine (LCU) project is to support the Ukrainian government to pursue an active, effective and above all sustainable energy and climate policy. The ultimate goal of the policy advice is to trigger policy decisions that imply a lower emission-pathway.

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Economic Research and Analytics on the Strategic Development of the Energy Efficiency Fund and its Support Programs

The project is part of the project “Support of the Ukraine Energy Efficiency Fund (EEF) and the climate-friendly Reform Agenda (S2I)”, funded by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety.

 

Berlin Economics was commissioned by GIZ to work on two components of the project:

 

  • Adaptation of the EDF and its support programmes to the further development of the household energy-related social subsidy (HUS) system.
  • Advising on the strategic development of the EDF to further improve its impact on energy savings and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.

 

Topic

Country

  • Ukraine

Client

  • German Agency for International Cooperation (GiZ)

Project Period

  • 2021

Development and pilot implementation of a market-oriented clusters in the tourism sector

The mission is to support local tourism businesses and to create a common cluster in two regions of Georgia (Imereti and Kakheti) with a focus on three areas (gastronomy, accommodation, culture).

Topic

Country

  • Georiga

Client

  • German Agency for International Cooperation (GiZ)

Project Period

  • 2021-2022

Forbiz – Creating better business environment

The Forbiz project promotes the development of small and medium-sized enterprises in Ukraine. The project focuses on three areas in particular: Legal framework, regulatory and policy background, and information access improvements for Ukrainian entrepreneurs.

Topic

Country

  • Ukraine

Client

  • European Union (EU)

Project Period

  • 2017-2022

Development of master plans for three locations with potential for economic development in Moldova

The aim of the project is to develop land use plans for three sites with high potential for industrial or economic use.

 

In a first step, three locations with promising economic potential are identified through a tender process. Subsequently, a plan of urban zones (Plan Urbanistic Zonal, PUZ) will be developed for each of them, which serves as a precondition for the construction of industrial parks on the selected areas.

Topic

Country

  • Moldova

Client

  • German Agency for International Cooperation (GiZ)

Project Period

  • 2019-2021

Advice in Equity Participation Management in Georgia

Within the framework of the project funded by the Federal Ministry of Finance, Berlin Economics supports the work of the National Agency for State Property by providing demand-oriented transfer of know-how and experience as well as targeted advisory services.

 

The thematic focus of the consultancy includes in particular effective equity participation management, state property management, contract management, restructuring of companies due to privatisation processes, evaluation of companies and its structures, organisation and implementation of privatisation processes. This also includes the search and selection of suitable investors, as well as other related topics.

Topic

Country

  • Georgia

Client

  • German Agency for International Cooperation (GiZ)

Project Period

  • 2020-2021

Expertise in promotion of policy changes and opportunities for broad-based growth in Molodva

The project goal is to improve the legal and regulatory framework in the Republic of Moldova in order to facilitate a sustainable economic development.

 

Berlin Economics provides high-quality short-term expert advice in various topics relevant for economic policy making to relevant ministries and other state institutions, as well as the private sector and wider public. The expertise covers primarily general macroeconomic policies (investment attraction, competition, industry development, environmental aspects, SMEs development) and labour policies (unemployment, inclusion of vulnerable groups, labour rights, harmonization).

 

Another component of the project activities includes capacity building support to state bodies and policy makers in promotion of the overall broad-based inclusive economic growth policy agenda of the country, promoting sustainable development and strengthening economic resilience.

Topic

Country

  • Moldova

Client

  • German Agency for International Cooperation (GiZ)

Project Period

  • 2020-2021

Support to the reform and development of Moldovan Investment Agency (MIA) and Gagauzia Investment Agency (GIA) – Moldova

The objective of the project is to strengthen the Moldovan Investment Agency (MIA) and the subnational Gagauzia Investment Agency (GIA) by supporting both the institutional and capacity development of the agencies.

 

Berlin Economics will provide advisory services for adjustment of the existing organizational structure of the agencies in line with international best practices, with the goal to enable them to fulfill effectively their mandate in a sustainable way.

 

Another field of consultancy covers capacity development by providing strategic advice and coaching to the agencies’ management and support in the implementation of the developed reform concepts. Furthermore, the team of the agencies is trained in investment promotion in the whole investment cycle through standardized key processes for investment process activity.

Topic

Country

  • Moldova

Client

  • German Agency for International Cooperation (GiZ)

Project Period

  • 2020-2021

Study on flexibility options for the energy system of Ukraine

The expected targets for emission reduction and expansion of renewables and the future electrification of the heating and transport sector in Ukraine will further increase the need for flexibility in the Ukrainian electricity system.

 

On behalf of the German Energy Agency (dena), Berlin Economics analyses flexibility options for the Ukrainian energy system in order to promote its modernisation. The flexibility options should ensure that the electricity system is able to maintain a reliable balance between supply and demand and to integrate renewable energies efficiently.Berlin Economics provides recommendations for relevant energy policy makers on flexibility options on the basis of concrete comparative scenarios.

 

The flexibility scenarios are modelled with an electricity system model for Ukraine developed by Berlin Economics energy team.

Topic

Country

  • Ukraine

Client

  • Deutsche Energie-Agentur GmbH (dena), German Energy Agency

Project Period

  • 2020

Preparation of energy policy information on selected countries

The aim of the project is to provide support to dena, the German Energy Agency, by analysing, evaluating and processing current energy policy information in the target countries Belarus, Kazakhstan, Russia and Uzbekistan.

 

The focus of the analytical work is on economic data as well as regulatory measures and resolutions (strategies, laws and implementation programmes) in the fields of energy, renewable energies, energy efficiency, hydrogen and transition in coal production areas. Moreover, Berlin Economics monitors national and multilateral debates on energy transition in the target countries.

Topic

Country

  • Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan

Client

  • Deutsche Energie-Agentur GmbH (dena), German Energy Agency

Project Period

  • 2020-2022