The EIB provides Technical Assistance (TA) in Europe and beyond. TA is to contribute to furthering EU policy objectives. The beneficiaries of TA include a variety of promoters: governments of partner countries; public utilities in the fields of infrastructure, water, energy, etc.; operators in the financial sector and private promoters.
The evaluation covers TA outside the EU from 2003 to 2013. During this period, TA developed from a more ad hoc activity towards a more strategic and coordinated delivery of "Advisory Services‚Äù. The report assesses the Bank's performance in this area, and provides conclusions and recommendations for improvement at strategic and operational level