The World Bank Group works with countries in Europe and Central Asia to help improve people's lives and achieve shared prosperity in a variety of ways, including through financial lending and analytical and advisory services. Our work aims to help countries achieve better competitiveness, more inclusive growth, and to adapt to climate change and improve energy efficiency.
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July 11, 2014 — The latest EU11 Regular Economic Report (EU11 RER) showcases economic progress across the sub-region, with growth expected to nearly double in 2014. However, the average unemployment rate for young people remains around 26% - creating a particular challenge for policymakers there.Read More »
June 10, 2014 — According to the latest Global Economic Prospects report, growth in Emerging Europe and Central Asia is expected to temporarily weaken to 2.4 percent in 2014, before picking up to 3.7 and 4.0 percent in 2015 and 2016, respectively.Read More »