ECA Talks

ECA talks showcase policy and research papers relevant for the region. These events facilitate a dialogue between researchers and practitioners on issues of policy interest.


The Race Between Education and Technology:  Higher Education in Europe and Central Asia (September 4, 2019)

A panel discussion that explores the development impact of education and technology, including implications for higher education development policies in Europe and Central Asia.

Migration in Europe and Central Asia (April 11, 2019)
This panel discussion addressed the sharp increase in asylum seekers and undocumented migrants, which has greatly exacerbated public concerns in Europe and Central Asia over immigration in general.


Belt and Road Initiative in Central Asia and South Caucasus

China’s ambitious Belt and Road Initiative is widely expected to help promote Eurasian economic integration. How can countries gain the most economic benefits of BRI while managing the financial and social risks? February 2019

Chief Economist, Europe and Central Asia
Asli Demirgüç-Kunt became the Chief Economist for the Europe and Central Asia region on 1st February, 2019.
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Contact Information
Suzette Dahlia Samms-Lindsay
Executive Assistant
Tel : (202) 473-0750