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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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 »
Countries in Emerging Europe and Central Asia have done relatively well in ensuring that their populations have shared in overall prosperity, but progress has been uneven and its long-term sustainability is under question.Read More »
Natural resources like oil, gas, and copper have been very good for Eurasia, but the region should invest more in education, infrastructure, and institutions to ensure that its blessing does not become the "resource curse."Read More »