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Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Hansl BirgitMar 01, 2014

Real Gross Domestic Product or GDP growth slowed to an estimated 1.3 percent in 2013 from 3.4 percent of 2012. In January 2013, we projected 3.6 percent growth for 2013, but while the global economy has continued ...

Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Rutkowski Michal, Ahmed Kulsum, Kellenberg JohnFeb 01, 2014

Russia's exports, imports, and ability to attract foreign direct investment (FDI) continue to grow. In December 2011, after eighteen years of negotiations, the World Trade Organization (WTO) invited Russia to...

Sep 10, 2013

The World Bank Group is committed to including a gender lens in its activities and addressing gender-specific challenges to reduce inequalities between women and men. Europe and Central Asia’s 'Gender at a ...

Policy Research Working Paper
Gonzalez Alvaro S., Iacovone Leonardo, Subhash HariSep 01, 2013

The need for economic diversification receives a great deal of attention in Russia. This paper looks at a way to improve it that is essential but largely ignored: how to help diversifying firms better survive ...

Economic Updates and Modeling
Sep 01, 2013

Russia's economy lost steam in 2013. Growth slowed to 1.4 percent in the first half (H1) of 2013, compared to 4.5 percent in H1 2012. This report examines in its first part several aspects of the economic ...

Russian Economic Report 30

Russia’s economy is navigating an economic downturn. Recent events around the Crimea crisis have compounded the lingering confidence problem and exposed the economic weaknesses of economic growth model. Read More »

Birgit Hansl
Lead Economist for the Russian Federation

Despite the challenges caused by the financial crisis, public-private partnerships (PPP) can bring value to the economy in the ECA region. Read More »