The main purpose of the Investors Guide is to provide structured guidance for Central Asian professionals on development of bankable project proposals and facilitate preparation of successful project proposal. It provides general guidelines and best practice for development of project proposal as well as provides information on the requirements and conditions, including proposal appraisal, respective project cycles and project environmental and social criteria, set by various relevant IFIs and donors providing funds for climate change adaptation and water and environment projects in the region of Central Asia.

Decision to develop Investors Guide for preparation of regional investment projects in Environment, Climate Change and Water in Central Asia was taken by the 6th Meeting of the Working Group on Environment and Climate Change, within the EU–Central Asia Platform for Environment and Water Cooperation, which took place in July 2017 in Astana, in the Italian Pavilion inside the Expo 2017 “Future Energy”. The Meeting has identified the following key capacity building and training needs to help filling in knowledge gaps to catalyse investments through improved understanding and professional skills:

  • IFI guidelines and procedures;
  • Key factors and diagnostic tools in the identification and design of investment projects;
  • IFI project cycle and project preparation and appraisal.

The Investors Guide is available for download here: