Our Legal Transition Programme (LTP) aims to promote a better legal environment in transition countries, by helping to develop the laws and institutions that a vibrant market economy needs. In other words, the programme operates as a trouble-shooter for regulatory impediments to investment.
The LTP’s activities range from assisting governments with the drafting of new legislation to designing new institutions (for example, pledge registries) and training public officials and judges.
900 judges trained in commercial law
Crops receipt law facilitated in Serbia
First LTP technical cooperation projects carried out in the SEMED region
New corporate governance code adopted by
Central Bank of Russia
REGIONALREFORMING PROCUREMENTRead more
We are continuing our work to help World Trade Organization members adopt the Government Procurement Agreement. These reforms will improve the business climate and help overcome market barriers to investment.
GEORGIASWITCHING TO DIGITALRead more
2014 saw preparation for the switchover of broadcasting transmission technology from analogue to digital in Georgia, with extensive support through our Legal Transition Programme. The project helped to harmonise domestic law with European Union law.
MOLDOVAADOPTING AN ENERGY EFFICIENCY LAWRead more
Residential buildings are the largest end-users of energy in Moldova. With temperatures dropping below -20°C in winter, keeping out the cold is a concern for many people. A new law will help establish a legal framework for improving the energy efficiency of buildings.
CROATIAREGULATING FACTORING TRANSACTIONSRead more
With assistance from the EBRD, Croatia has adopted a law on factoring, improving the legal certainty of transactions and enhancing the legitimacy of the industry. The ultimate goal is to facilitate access to finance for SMEs.