Competitiveness and Productivity

Highway in Poltava, Ukraine (Shutterstock).

Competitiveness is key for companies looking to grow and expand into new markets. In Central and Eastern Europe, IFC helps firms increase the efficiency of their operations and aids producers in developing sustainable local supply chains, including those that feature farmers and small businesses. We also support the introduction of new technology, promote energy efficiency, and help state-owned enterprises prepare for privatization.

Examples of What We Do:

•    In Serbia and Montenegro we helped automate customs processes, making trade operations easier and faster. 
•    In Georgia, we worked with the beekeeping sector to help it comply with European Union trade rules.
•    In Moldova, we helped the agribusiness sector attract more private investment via new legislation.