What does it take to have access to clean water? Or a constant supply of electricity?
Depending on where you are in the world – the answer to these questions could be “not much” or “a lot”. Even in normal times, access to these basic services is a challenge in some countries. During a crisis, it can be much harder. Effective, accountable and inclusive institutions are an essential part of the solution.
This report presents a comparative analysis focused upon the experiences and lessons drawn from fiscal transparency efforts in three countries in the Western Balkans - Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), North Macedonia, and Serbia – focusing on the COVID-19 period.
Many businesses in Kosovo’s taxpayer registry have missing or invalid address information, and a significant share of individual businesses do not file tax returns in any given year, despite being registered as active enterprises. The World Bank, with the support of the Global Tax Program (GTP), is helping Kosovo to address these challenges.