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BRIEFNovember 15, 2023

Consultations: Croatia Systematic Country Diagnostic Update 2024

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The World Bank Group is in the process of preparing the Systematic Country Diagnostic Update (SCD) for Croatia. The 2024 SCD is an update of the 2018 edition, the first SCD produced for Croatia.

Online consultations are open between November 15 – December 15, 2023. We want to hear your views on the challenges Croatia is facing and the priorities for achieving inclusive, resilient and sustainable growth.

Fill in the online survey!

What is a Systematic Country Diagnostic (SCD)?

A Systematic Country Diagnostic (SCD) is a report produced by the World Bank for a partner country, usually every five years. The aim of the SCD is to identify the most important constraints and opportunities to ending poverty and promoting shared prosperity on a livable planet. The SCD is based on a thorough analysis and consultations with a wide range of counterparts, stakeholders, and citizens.

Timeline and Next Steps

To support the preparation of the 2024 Croatia SCD Update, between October and December the World Bank is seeking input from a range of key stakeholders across the country. In order to gather a broad set of views and opinions about the main constraints and priorities for Croatia, the World Bank is conducting a series of face to face and online consultation meetings with the central and local government, the private sector, civil society organizations, academia, youth, development partners and more. Consultations are crucial to ensuring the findings are relevant to each of these stakeholders.

The aim is to (i) validate whether constraints identified in the SCD preliminary findings are on target, and (ii) get your feedback on whether the selected action priorities are implementable, impactful and in line with Croatia’s development aspirations.

Initial analysis for the forthcoming SCD for Croatia detected four key pathways for achieving inclusive, resilient and sustainable growth:

  1. Effective public service delivery through increased effectiveness of public administration at central and local level, as well as improved justice sector efficiency.
  2. Equal opportunities for all, improving the quality of human capital, labor market participation, and adaptive social protection system.
  3. Better paid jobs by boosting private sector productivity and business environment.
  4. Improved environmental sustainability and resilience to climate change and natural disasters.

This presentation—summarizes the preliminary findings and contains guiding questions for the consultations.

Once completed, the SCD will inform the next Country Partnership Framework (CPF) 2025-20230 between the World Bank Group and Croatia and, thus, guide the focus of the World Bank Group's support to the country. Find out more about the current CPF.

We Want to Hear from You!

Online consultations are open between November 15 – December 15, 2023. We welcome inputs from all interested parties – both local and international. Fill in this survey.

Alternatively to taking the survey, you can describe in a short sentence a development area where you would like to see Croatia making the most progress in the next 5-10 years. Send us your views by email at and insert “SCD Consultations” in the subject line. 

Help Us Make the Croatia 2024 SCD Update Relevant, Timely, and Impactful! 

For updates on the process for consultations, please follow the World Bank Croatia Facebook page.