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Europe and Central Asia | Governance


The World Bank’s Governance Global Practice and our program has been supporting reforms across the region in collaboration with development partners using three complementary and mutually reinforcing engagements to bridge the accountability and implementation gaps and restore trust.

First, through research and analytical work to understand the underlying factors that can influence policymaking and effective implementation; second, through stakeholder policy dialogue with decision-makers to open the channels of communication and ensure tailored solutions that meet the needs of diverse groups; and finally, through funding and technical assistance for the design, implementation, and evaluation of public policies.

We work with a wide array of partners across the Europe and Central Asia (ECA) region to help countries address complex governance challenges. Through these engagements we are helping to share lessons learned, exchange best practices, build capacity, and cultivate an environment of knowledge sharing that can have a spillover effect to other countries in the region, and around the world.

Our work is supported by the generous contributions of our development partners from the following governments


We also collaborate closely with leading development partners in the region, including the European Commission, Asian Development Bank, Support for Improvement in Governance and Management (SIGMA), a joint initiative of the OECD and the European Union), and UN Women.


Together we are helping to build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions in the region and helping the World Bank meet the goal of ending extreme poverty and promoting shared prosperity.