Governments in Europe and Central Asia (ECA) face complex challenges as they work to make public institutions more effective, accountable, and inclusive. Some countries are still overcoming the legacy of one-party rule and centrally planned economies. Others are undergoing significant reforms as they aspire to become members of the European Union. Others still are EU members, but face pressure to live up to EU norms of good governance.
The Governance Program for Europe and Central Asia (ECA) helps to build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions in the region. The Program supports the implementation of governance and public administration reforms in ECA countries.
We provide support in one of three ways: (i) cross-stakeholder dialogues, (ii) lending and technical assistance programs, and (iii) research on lessons and best practices from the region