News 2007
January
  • Ethiopia: in consortium with BKP (Germany), awarded contract for a study on the impact of WTO accession on financial services (Ministry of Trade and Industry, with World Bank funding)
February
  • Montenegro: international workshop¬†on credit guarantee funds, within the framework of an EAR-funded project
April
  • Lebanon: mission for the Finlombarda - Interreg program on credit guarantee schemes
  • Bosnia - Herzegovina: presentation on MFA evaluation study
May
  • The Hague: key findings of study on small scale service providers in water and electricity presented at PPIAF meeting. Evaluation report favorably comments on the 'groundbreaking' work carried out by Economisti Associati
June
  • EU Countries: as part of TEP-led consortium, awarded two contracts for evaluation studies (Prince Program and Internal Market in Electronic Communications)
  • Albania: awarded new contract for evaluation study on EU macro financial assistance (as part of ECORYS-led consortium)
  • Montenegro: consultations with commercial banks to secure their participation in the capital of the future credit guarantee fund
July
  • Montenegro: presentation on credit guarantee funds at the Banking Association
  • Ethiopia: completed study on the impact of WTO accession on financial services (in association with BKP)
August
  • South East Asia and Africa: completed study on small scale providers of water and electricity for the World Bank
September
  • Djibouti: awarded new World Bank contract for an SME financing assignment, in collaboration with Microfinanza
October
  • Albania: field mission for the evaluation of EU macro financial assistance (as part of ECORYS-led consortium)
  • EU Countries: presentation of preliminary results of evaluation study on the Prince Program
  • Italy: new assignment on export and investment promotion in Turkey, for the Emilia Romagna regional government
November
  • EU Countries: new assignment with DG INFSO: study on international cooperation on ICT
  • Accession Countries: EMCDDA awards new contract for an evaluation study covering Croatia and Turkey
  • EU Countries: European Parliament awards new contract for the evaluation of the European Neighborhood Partnership Instrument
  • Italy: won another tender with the Emilia Romagna region: support to internationalization for mechanical engineering SME in Russia, China, Brazil, India and South Africa
December
  • Djibouti: fact finding mission for the World Bank project on SME financing
  • Turkey: fact finding mission for the ECMDDA evaluation study