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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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 »
As South East Europe recovers from a double dip recession, high unemployment - especially among youth - is serving to counteract key drivers of growth. The latest South East Europe Regular Economic Report offers analysis and recommendations.Read More »
A new paper by a team at the World Bank identifies key drivers of poverty for the bottom 40% in the Western Balkans region and provides recommendations on how to design more inclusive policies and interventions.Read More »