The partnership between Croatia and the World Bank Group began in 1993, shortly after the country’s independence. During this impressive development journey, we have worked together on post-conflict reconstruction and social and economic revitalization, economic stability, Croatia’s preparation for the European Union membership, and resilience to respond to economic shocks and disasters.
The focus has been on infrastructure reconstruction, strengthening institutions, improving the provision of public services to citizens, safeguarding the environment, and better protection of the vulnerable members of society, in line with the needs of Croatia’s development priorities and aspirations
During the three decades the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation have supported over 100 projects worth US$ 6.5 billion. The World Bank also provided knowledge and technical assistance to help strengthen institutions and support policymaking through more than 330 reports and studies.
Highlights of the Partnership