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PRESS RELEASE: World Bank’s New Country Partnership Framework Supports ...

WASHINGTON, March 16, 2023—The World Bank Group’s (WBG) Board of Executive Directors endorsed a new five-year Country Partnership Framework for Albania for the period 2023-2027 as well as four new operations including a new GovTech project.

PRESS RELEASE: World Bank and European Union Announce Winners for 2022 Best ...

TBILISI, December 14, 2022 – The Best Annual Report and Transparency Award (BARTA) ceremony was held today in Tbilisi...

EVENT: 2022 Ministerial Conference: Financial and Sustainability Reporting ...

WASHINGTON, March 16, 2023--The Ministerial Conference “Financial and Sustainability Reporting for Debt Transparency and a Resilient Recovery” took place at the Hofburg Palace in Vienna, Austria, on November 30, 2022.

Result Stories

Improving Poland's Tax Compliance with a Holistic Approach

With World Bank support, Poland's National Revenue Administration have developed their own performance dashboards and have improved tax compliance and managing debt.

Boosting Public Financial Management through Turkey's Court of Accounts

Public financial management reform has been an uneven process in Turkey, but the Turkish Court of Accounts (TCA) has emerged as a potential champion.

Strengthening Value-Added Tax (VAT) Enforcement in Latvia

The World Bank team worked with the Latvian Ministry of Finance and State Revenue Service (SRS) to better estimate the country’s tax gap, improve auditing and investigation abilities, and design interventions to uncover and collect undeclared income.




Regional Governance Conference -  June 11-12, 2019


Adrian Fozzard

Practice Manager, Governance Global Practice, Europe and Central Asia, World Bank (East)

Fabian Seiderer

Practice Manager, Governance Global Practice, Europe and Central Asia, World Bank (West)

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