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Advisory Services

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The World Bank Group offers a broad range of advisory and consulting services to private sector investors, businesses and client-country governments. Described below are services that provide access to the Bank Group's considerable knowledge and expertise related to small and medium enterprise expansion; institutional capacity building for investment promotion; government policies and business, legal and administrative practices that foster trade and investment; privatization, infrastructure and investment climates; fiscal management and more. All are designed to improve and sustain a developing country's business climate and its ability to attract and retain foreign direct investment, as well as give investors and businesses the tools and information to make sound investment decisions.

  • IFC Technical and Advisory Services
    Visit this webpage and learn how IFC's technical and advisory services support small and medium enterprises; improve the regulatory environment in developing countries; broaden access to finance; assist in restructuring and privatizing state-owned enterprises; and promote public-private partnerships.

  • The Foreign Investment Advisory Service (FIAS)
    Developing country governments improve their foreign direct investment environments with assistance from the IFC's Foreign Investment Advisory Service. FIAS specialists identify business, legal or administrative practices and government policies that impede productive foreign direct investment; design financially and politically practical plans of action; and support their clients through all phases of transition and implementation of the plans.

  • Private Sector Liaison Officers Network (PSLO)
    To strengthen its relations with the private sector, the World Bank Group has developed a network of liaison officers that are based in business intermediary organizations around the world. PSLO communications professionals work in organizations such as chambers of commerce, industry, business and trade associations and investment promotion agencies. The PSLO Network aims to foster trade and investment in developing countries through local companies, using the Bank Group's products and services.

  • Investment Promotion Advisory Services
    Investment promotion intermediaries in member countries receive technical assistance from the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) to build their institutional capacity in areas such as strategic planning, investor marketing, sector targeting, and to improve responsiveness to investor needs through information services. Also, MIGA assists clients in developing countries develop and implement targeted investor outreach campaigns on a country and/or regional basis. In addition, the agency operates an online knowledge and learning portal for investment promotion practitioners, the Foreign Direct Investment Promotion Center.

  • Rapid Response
    Rapid Response, the World Bank's knowledge services unit for private sector development, provides access to powerful databases and a large online library of research about private sector development topics. The Rapid Response unit specializes in policy advice and expert analysis of issues such as the business environment and privatization in developing countries. The unit also runs e-discussions moderated by experts on topical issues. Visit Rapid Response and gain free access to more than 800 full-text documents about economic growth, privatization policy, corporate governance and more.

  • Treasury Client Services
    The World Bank Treasury offers advice, technical assistance and consulting services on a range of issues that include portfolio management in global bonds, public debt management, asset liability management, pension fund management and information technology. A brochure, Financial Services from the World Bank Treasury (pdf), outlines the financial advisory services obtainable from Treasury's team of professionals.

  • Public Information Centers
    Public Information Centers are located in World Bank country offices around the world to conduct outreach programs and make the bank's development information available to the largest possible audience. The Public Information Centers in Washington, Paris and Tokyo contain the full range of bank operations documents. The other centers contain project documents specific to the country in which they are located. For Public Information Center locations, click here.

  • Need Help?
    Advisory Services and Help Desks provide "one-stop shops" to answer questions on practically every development subject from agribusiness and immunization to urban waste management. Responses to internal and external queries are usually given within 24-48 hours. Use the World Bank's help desks to find working papers, best practice guidelines, policies, contacts, project information and useful web links.

Updated: May 2006

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