Office of the Chief Economist, Europe and Central Asia




The Chief Economist’s Office of the Europe and Central Asia region is committed to pushing beyond established frontiers of development knowledge to bring policy relevant strategies to client countries to support broad-based growth, jobs, and poverty reduction.

We provide ongoing support to our clients though in-country consultations, on-demand technical analysis, in-depth topical flagship reports, and regional economic updates.



LATEST ECONOMIC UPDATE
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OCTOBER 19, 2017
The report finds that economic growth in Europe and Central Asia has been stronger than previously expected. At the same time, the region is facing both opportunities and challenges with regard to new technologies, more flexible labor contracts, and migration.
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INTERACTIVE DATA
The Macro Poverty Outlook is a semi-annual report, which analyses macro and poverty developments in developing countries. It is jointly produced by the Poverty & Equity and Macroeconomics and Fiscal Management Global Practices of the World Bank.
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Chief Economist

Hans Timmer

Chief Economist