ББК 65.9(2)8Е91Eurasian Integration Yearbook 2009. – Almaty, 2009. – p. 324ISBN 978-601-7151-01-0An annual publication of the Eurasian Development BankEdited by Evgeny Vinokurov
The Eurasian Development Bank is an international financial institution establishedto promote economic growth and integration processes in Eurasia. The Bank wasfounded by the intergovernmental agreement signed in January 2006 by the RussianFederation and the Republic of Kazakhstan. In December 2008, The Council of theEurasian Development Bank approved the entrance of Armenia, Belarus and Tajikistanto the Bank. In April 2009 Armenia has completed all the admission procedures andbecame the third full member of the Bank. The Agreement on Establishing the EurasianDevelopment Bank has come into force for Belarus and Tajikistan. Both countries arein the process of finalising the required admission procedures. The Kyrgyz Republic is inthe process of obtaining the inter-ministerial clearance on issues related to joining theEDB.Electric power, water and energy, transportation infrastructure and high-tech andinnovative industries are the key areas for Bank’s financing activity.As part of its mission the Bank carries out extensive research and analysis of contemporary development issues and trends in the region, with particular focuson Eurasian integration. The Bank also hosts regular conferences and round tablesaddressing various aspects of integration. In 2008, the Bank launched an annual EDBEurasian Integration Yearbook (in English) and quarterly Journal of Eurasian EconomicIntegration (in Russian). Both publications are available online at www.eabr.org. TheBank’s Strategy and Research Department publishes detailed Industry and CountryAnalytical Reports and plans to undertake a number of research projects. Developingthe EDB System of Indicators of Eurasian Integration Index is the first project in thepipeline.
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