Recent Flagship Publications
Risks and Returns: Managing Financial Trade-Offs for Inclusive Growth in Europe and Central Asia
This report argues that financial development must go beyond improving the access to - and pricing of - credit that can help build a broad-based and balanced financial system of both bank and non-bank markets.
Golden Aging: Prospects for Healthy, Active, and Prosperous Aging in Europe and Central Asia
The Europe and Central Asia region has among the oldest populations in the world. Europe, in particular, is approaching the end of a demographic transition toward population stabilization, and Central Asia, although still younger, is following quickly.
Shared Prosperity: Paving the Way in Europe and Central Asia
In low-income and middle-income countries the world over, the proportion of people living in extreme poverty has declined by more than half in two decades, from 43 percent in 1990 to 21 percent in 2010. At the same time, increased income levels have enabled millions of people to join the middle class.
Diversified Development: Making the Most of Natural Resources in Eurasia
Eurasia is one of the most natural resource-rich regions in the world, with 31 percent of its proven natural gas reserves, 17 percent of oil reserves, 23 percent of iron ore, 14 percent of gold, and 7 percent of copper.