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Building Effective, Accountable, and Inclusive Institutions in Europe and Central Asia

Events

Book Launch: Building Effective, Accountable, and Inclusive Institutions in Europe and Central Asia

July 9, 2020

08:00 am - 09:00 am EDT

This new publication explores how governance and institutions play a key role building economies and delivering quality public services to people across all countries in Europe and Central Asia (ECA). There has never been a more important moment to tackle this agenda, as countries grapple with increasing fragility and migration flows, more complex service delivery requirements, and greater demands for transparency and inclusion, all in a more resource-constrained environment. The COVID-19 pandemic has treated the need and provided new evidence in effective, accountable, and inclusive government responses to the crisis.

 

Opening Remarks

Anna Bjerde, Europe and Central Vicepresident, World Bank

 

Moderator

Roby Senderowitsch, Practice Manager for Europe and Central Asia (West) Governance Global Practice at the World Bank

 

Panelists

Lalita Moorty, Regional EFI Director, Europe and Central Asia, the World Bank

Chigo Mtegha-Gelders, Head of Profession for Governance, DIFD, United Kingdom

Daria Kaleniuk, Executive Director, Anti-Corruption Action Centre (AntAC), Ukraine

Luckas Savickas, Adviser to the Prime Minister Republic of Lithuania

 

Closing Remarks

Dan Boyce, Practice Manager for Europe and Central Asia (East) Governance Global Practice at the World Bank

Role of State Owned Enterprises in the COVID-19 Pandemic

JUN 02, 2020

08:00 AM - 09:30 AM

The session will lay out a set of “fiscal decentralization” principles that apply to pandemics and draw lessons for developing countries to improve their pandemic response capacity by strengthening their local government system.  

Local Governments in Pandemics

MAY 27, 2020

09:00 AM - 10:30 AM

The session will lay out a set of “fiscal decentralization” principles that apply to pandemics and draw lessons for developing countries to improve their pandemic response capacity by strengthening their local government system.  

COVID-19 Response Tracking Portal: Platforms for Pandemics

MAY 26, 2020

09:00 AM - 11:00 AM

The session will lay out a set of “fiscal decentralization” principles that apply to pandemics and draw lessons for developing countries to improve their pandemic response capacity by strengthening their local government system.  

Improving Budget Transparency: Can Europe and Central Asia Keep Up?

MAY 19, 2020

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Open budgeting systems contribute to stronger democratic engagement, greater equity and better development outcomes. Open budgeting systems contribute to stronger development outcomes and enhance trust in public institutions. This can help to mend broken social contracts and reconnect governments and citizens in ways that promote everyone’s wellbeing. This is even more relevant in the current time of crisis, where emergency spending, redirection of funds and debt management are essential to mitigate the health and economic consequences of COVID-19.