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

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Event

Date

Time 

Location

Description

Financial Management Use of Technology

2020

December

2

8:00AM-

9:30AM

 

Webex

RSVP

This session will cover developments in technology and how they can be applied to financial management work.

Public Procurement Reforms in ECA: Are They Working? Lessons from Serbia, Georgia and Ukraine

 

2020

December

10

9:00AM-

10:30AM

Webex

RSVP

During this session, speakers will provide an overview of the public procurement reforms in Serbia, Georgia, and Ukraine.

 

RECENT EVENTS

EventDateMaterials           Description
Improving Public Sector Performance: Performance Management and Performance Pay

2020

November

20

Coming SoonSpeakers presented lessons learnt from an in-depth analysis of the staff performance management system in the Romanian public administration interaction of diversity and variation in performance-based bonuses in formal work groups. 
Machines and the Future of Public Service: AI for Public Sector Performance and Service Delivery

2020

October 28

RECORDINGSpeakers discussed how AI can prevent fraud in revenue management and how AI and machine learning is used in the delivery of public services.
EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED: Using Scenario Planning for Reopening Schools in Romania

2020 

October 22

RECORDING

PRESENTATION

Speakers reflected on the experience of using scenario planning to help the Romanian Government get better prepared for reopening and operating schools in the COVID-19 context.
Capable States and Trustworthy Leaders: Supporting Institutions and Collective Action for Economic Recovery

2020

October 1

RECORDINGThis discussion with Francis Fukuyama explored how the COVID crisis coincides with the impacts of climate change putting additional stresses on states and societies and how communities can support constructive collective action – locally, nationally, and internationally.
What to Expect from the Post-COVID State?

2020

September 23

RECORDING 

PRESENTATION

This talk presented a framework for thinking about the social, economic, and political consequences of the COVID-19 crisis and argued for building a new and more expansive welfare state, undergirded not by a more powerful state but more active societal participation in politics.
Legitimacy and Trust in Public Institutions in the time of COVID-19: Implications for ECA

2020

September 14

RECORDING

PRESENTATION

The session reflected on the implications of the recent publication titled An Opportunity to Build Legitimacy and Trust in Public Institutions in the Time of COVID-19 on the ECA region.
Troubling Trends: Insights from a Decade of Tracking Institutional Transformation in ECA

2020

July 9

RECORDING

PRESENTATION

The BTI team discussed the main findings and trends over time for the ECA region, identified potential challenges or reform drivers in individual countries and sub-regional groups, and presented the various ways to access BTI data and analyses.
Book: “Building Effective, Accountable, and Inclusive Institutions in ECA”

2020

July 9

RECORDINGThis session presented key takeaways from the 'Building Effective, Accountable and Inclusive Institutions in ECA'  book specifically looking at how institutions play a key role in building economies and delivering quality public services to people across all countries in ECA. 
Improving Budget Transparency: Can Europe and Central Asia Keep Up?

2020

May 12

RECORDING

PRESENTATION

Speakers from the International Budget Partnership presented an overview of the methodology used by the Open Budget Initiative and provided an aggregate assessment of the performance of countries in Europe and Central Asia in three areas; transparency, public participation and budgetary oversight.
Managing the Public Sector Wage Bill During COVID-19: A Panel Discussion 

2020

May 8

 This session discussed what the appropriate short and medium term policies should be to manage the difficult tradeoffs of the public sector wage bill in the short and medium term in the context of COVID-19.
Democratic Governance in ECA - One Step Forward Two Steps Back?

2020

March 4

RECORDING

PRESENTATION

The authors of the Global State of Democracy 2019: Addressing the Ills, Reviving the Promise report discussed the main findings for Europe.

 

LGBTI Exclusion in Serbia: Measuring its Socioeconomic Dimensions - Data Matters 

 

2020

February 25

 

RECORDING

PRESENTATION

This session discussed key findings from the report A Comparative Analysis of the Socioeconomic Dimensions of LGBTI Exclusion in Serbia which is based on an adaptation of the EU’s Survey on Income and Living Conditions (SILC) instrument.
Justice Surveys: Why to do them and how to do them

2020

February  11

RECORDING

PRESENTATION

This session provided technical guidance on how to do justice surveys, specifically how to decide on the specific survey, how to design it, how to implement it, and how to utilize the data in the reform process. 
Fiscal Decentralization, Local Government & Policy Reversals in Southeastern Europe 

2020

January 28

 

RECORDING

PRESENTATION

The authors of Fiscal Decentralization, Local Government and Policy Reversals in South Eastern Europe book discussed the various decentralization approaches that have been adopted.

 

PAST EVENTS

EventDateMaterialsDescription
SOE Employment Practices, Labor Markets, and Firm Performance: The Case of Russia

2019

November 26

RECORDING

PRESENTATION

The authors presented the findings of the State-Owned Enterprises in the Russian Federation: Employment Practices, Labor Markets, and Firm Performance report.
Building Trust in the Tax System: A New Approach

2019

November 25

RECORDING

PRESENTATION

The Global Tax Team presented the findings of the Innovations in Tax Compliance: Conceptual Framework including the operational tools and discussed how they can be leveraged to contribute to better informed tax reforms. 
Bulgaria's Shared Services Journey: Changing the Mindset of the Public Administration

2019

October 3

RECORDING

PRESENTATION

PRESENTATION 

PRESENTATION

During this session, a World Bank team and representatives from the Government of Bulgaria presented the shared services approach and model applied in Bulgaria.
Multisectoral P4Rs: Accelerating Service Delivery — Lessons for ECA

2019 

March 14

RECORDING

PRESENTATION

During this session, World Bank staff working in the ECA region shared experiences on how to leverage PforR operations to improve service delivery. 
Determinants of Trust in Institutions in Times of Crisis: Evidence from Europe

2018

November 19

PRESENTATIONDr. Christos Kallandranis, Senior Lecturer in Finance Regent’s University London, shared the results of a study that uses micro-level data from the Eurobarometer to explore the determinants of trust across countries in Europe.  
Citizen-Centric Local Governance Scorecard Initiative in Turkey

2018

October 22

PRESENTATIONThe speaker from the Argüden Governance Academy presented the methodology developed and the results obtained for an "open-government' lens exercise in Turkey.
Mystery Shopper Experiments: A Powerful Tool to Measure LGBTI Exclusion

2018

May 7

RECORDING

PRESENTATION

The lead author of the Mystery Shopper report shared the results of the experiments and the development implications for LGBTI people. 

 

Budget Transparency in Europe and Central Asia: Has the Train Stopped?

 

2018 

May 2

 

RECORDING

PRESENTATION

Speakers from the International Budget Partnership provided an assessment of the performance of countries in ECA in three areas; transparency, public participation and budgetary oversight.