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Europe and Central Asia reports

January 2005 - present

 

This series highlights key development issues faced by the Eastern European and Central Asian countries. The publications aim to draw attention and spur action at regional and country level, to constructively address the existing and emerging socio-economic challenges.

 

 

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Back to work : growing with jobs in Europe and Central Asia (Vol. 2) : Summary (Russian)

Creating more and better jobs is perhaps the most critical challenge to boosting shared prosperity in Europe and Central Asia (ECA). This report examines the role of reforms, firms, skills, incentives and barriers to work, and labor mobility through the lens of two contextual factors: the legacy of centralized planned economies and the mounting demographic pressures associated with rapid aging in some countries and soaring numbers of youth entering the workforce in others. ... See More +

Publication 84041 MAR 01, 2014

Arias, Omar S.; Sanchez-Paramo, Carolina; Davalos, Maria E.; Santos, Indhira; Tiongson, Erwin R.; Gruen, Carola; de Andrade Falcao, Natasha; Saiovici, Gady; Cancho, Cesar A. Serbian Disclosed

The inverting pyramid : pension systems facing demographic challenges in Europe and Central Asia : Overview (English)

The pension and old age security systems that originated in Europe in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries have been effective in sharply reducing poverty rates among the elderly throughout Europe. ... See More +

Publication 84686 JAN 31, 2014

Schwarz, Anita M.; Arias, Omar S.; Zviniene, Asta; Rudolph, Heinz P.; Eckardt, Sebastian; Koettl, Johannes; Immervoll, Herwig; Abels, Miglena Disclosed

The inverting pyramid : pension systems facing demographic challenges in Europe and Central Asia (Vol. 2) : Main report (English)

The pension and old age security systems that originated in Europe in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries have been effective in sharply reducing poverty rates among the elderly throughout Europe. ... See More +

Publication 84686 JAN 31, 2014

Schwarz, Anita M.; Arias, Omar S.; Zviniene, Asta; Rudolph, Heinz P.; Eckardt, Sebastian; Koettl, Johannes; Immervoll, Herwig; Abels, Miglena Disclosed

Back to work : growing with jobs in Europe and Central Asia (English)

Creating more and better jobs is perhaps the most critical challenge to boosting shared prosperity in Europe and Central Asia (ECA). This report examines the role of reforms, firms, skills, incentives and barriers to work, and labor mobility through the lens of two contextual factors: the legacy of centralized planned economies and the mounting demographic pressures associated with rapid aging in some countries and soaring numbers of youth entering the workforce in others. ... See More +

Publication 84041 JAN 21, 2014

Arias, Omar S.; Sanchez-Paramo, Carolina; Davalos, Maria E.; Santos, Indhira; Tiongson, Erwin R.; Gruen, Carola; de Andrade Falcao, Natasha; Saiovici, Gady; Cancho, Cesar A. Disclosed

Back to work : growing with jobs in Europe and Central Asia (Vol. 2) : Rezime (Serbian)

Creating more and better jobs is perhaps the most critical challenge to boosting shared prosperity in Europe and Central Asia (ECA). This report examines the role of reforms, firms, skills, incentives and barriers to work, and labor mobility through the lens of two contextual factors: the legacy of centralized planned economies and the mounting demographic pressures associated with rapid aging in some countries and soaring numbers of youth entering the workforce in others. ... See More +

Publication 84041 JAN 01, 2014

Arias, Omar S.; Sanchez-Paramo, Carolina; Davalos, Maria E.; Santos, Indhira; Tiongson, Erwin R.; Gruen, Carola; de Andrade Falcao, Natasha; Saiovici, Gady; Cancho, Cesar A. Russian Disclosed

Balancing act : cutting energy subsidies while protecting affordability (English)

The cost of energy in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, as elsewhere, is an important policy issue, as shown by the concerns for energy affordability during the past harsh winter. ... See More +

Publication 76820 JUN 01, 2013

Olivier,Anne; Ruggeri Laderchi,Caterina; Trimble,Christopher Philip Disclosed

Growing green : the economic benefits of climate action (English)

In the first post-transition decade after the fall of communism, Europe and Central Asia (ECA) moved its economy from plan to market. In the second decade, the 2000s, it moved from social division to inclusion. ... See More +

Publication 76821 APR 15, 2013

Deichmann, Uwe; Zhang, Fan Disclosed

Energy efficiency : lessons learned from success stories (English)

This study is designed to analyze the energy efficiency policies in seven countries that were successful in achieving low energy intensities or in reducing their energy intensity considerably. ... See More +

Publication 74705 JAN 15, 2013

Stuggins, Gary; Sharabaroff, Alexander; Semikolenova, Yadviga Disclosed

Getting better : improving health system outcomes in Europe and Central Asia (English)

This report is about how to improve health system outcomes in countries in the ECA region. Its draws on a wealth of new evidence to explore the challenges facing health sectors in ECA. ... See More +

Publication 78185 JAN 01, 2013

Smith, Owen; Nguyen, Son Nam Disclosed

Eurasian cities : new realities along the silk road (English)

Eurasian cities, unique in the global spatial landscape, were part of the world's largest experiment in urban development. The challenges they now face because of their history offer valuable lessons to urban planners and policy makers across the world from places that are still urbanizing to those already urbanized. ... See More +

Publication 72804 JUL 09, 2012

Coulibaly, Souleymane; Deichmann, Uwe; Dillinger, William R.; Heroiu, Marcel Ionescu; Kessides, Ioannis N.; Kunaka, Charles; Saslavsky, Daniel Disclosed

Igniting innovation : rethinking the role of government in emerging Europe and Central Asia (English)

This book builds on the lessons from public institutions and programs to support innovation, both successful and failed, from Europe and Central Asia (ECA) as well as China, Finland, Israel, and the United States. ... See More +

Publication 64700 SEP 22, 2011

Goldberg, Itzhak; Goddard, John Gabriel; Kuriakose, Smita; Racine, Jean-Louis Disclosed

Harnessing quality for global competitiveness in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (English)

In many countries in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (ECA), the National Quality Infrastructure (NQI) does not support business competitiveness, though this is one of its functions in organization for economic co-operation and development countries. ... See More +

Publication 61896 MAY 05, 2011

Racine, Jean-Louis Disclosed

Lights out? The outlook for energy in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (English)

Before the current economic crisis hit the Europe and Central Asia (ECA) region in 2008, energy security was a major source of concern in Central and Eastern Europe and in many of the economies in the former Soviet Union. ... See More +

Publication 53882 MAR 29, 2010

Besant-Jones, John; Busz, Henk; Gerner, Franz; Hogan, Thomas; Lamech, Ranjit; Nuorkivi, Arto; Petersen, Christian E.; Strongman, John; Stuggins, Gary; Vasquez, Claudia; Zanon, Andrea Disclosed

Adapting to climate change in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (English)

The climate is changing, and the Eastern Europe and Central Asia (ECA) region is vulnerable to the consequences. Many of the region's countries are facing warmer temperatures, a changing hydrology, and more extremes, droughts, floods, heat waves, windstorms, and forest fires. ... See More +

Publication 52862 JAN 28, 2010

Fay, Marianne; Block, Rachel I.; Ebinger, Jane Disclosed

Migration and remittances : Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union (Russian)

In regard to migration and remittances for Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union, the overview chapter summarizes the main findings that are developed in much greater detail in later chapters. ... See More +

Publication 38426 MAY 20, 2009

Mansoor, Ali; Quillin, Bryce English Disclosed

Innovation, inclusion, and integration : from transition to convergence in Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union (Vol. 2) : Overview (English)

Since the fall of the Berlin Wall the transition countries of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union have witnessed dramatic changes in outputs, the nature of jobs, standards of living, patterns of trade and the quality of education and health services. ... See More +

Publication 44648 JUN 27, 2008

Mitra,Pradeep K. Russian Disclosed

Innovation, inclusion, and integration : from transition to convergence in Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union (Vol. 2) : Инновации, социальная направленность экономического развития и интеграция (Russian)

Since the fall of the Berlin Wall the transition countries of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union have witnessed dramatic changes in outputs, the nature of jobs, standards of living, patterns of trade and the quality of education and health services. ... See More +

Publication 44648 JUN 27, 2008

Mitra,Pradeep K. English Disclosed

Innovation, inclusion, and integration : from transition to convergence in Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union (English)

Since the fall of the Berlin Wall the transition countries of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union have witnessed dramatic changes in outputs, the nature of jobs, standards of living, patterns of trade and the quality of education and health services. ... See More +

Publication 44648 JUN 27, 2008

Mitra, Pradeep Disclosed

From red to gray : the third transition of aging populations in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union (English)

This report focuses on the challenges that the region's aging countries will now face in having to deal with multiple transitions. It argues that their task ahead, though uniquely daunting, is by no means impossible. ... See More +

Publication 40532 JAN 01, 2007

Chawla, Mukesh; Betcherman, Gordon; Banerji, Arup Disclosed

From red to gray : the third transition of aging populations in Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union - overview (English)

This is the overview of the publication (See report 40532). This report focuses on the challenges that the region's aging countries will now face in having to deal with multiple transitions. ... See More +

Publication 40896 JAN 01, 2007

Chawla, Mukesh; Betcherman, Gordon; Banerji, Arup; Bakilana, Anne M.; Feher, Csaba; Mertaugh, Michael; Puerta, Maria Laura Sanchez; Schwartz, Anita M.; Sondergaard, Lars Disclosed

Title Document Date Report No. Document Type Also available in
Back to work : growing with jobs in Europe and Central Asia (Vol. 2) : Summary (Russian)
See More +
MAR 01, 2014 84041 Publication Serbian
The inverting pyramid : pension systems facing demographic challenges in Europe and Central Asia : Overview (English)
See More +
JAN 31, 2014 84686 Publication
The inverting pyramid : pension systems facing demographic challenges in Europe and Central Asia (Vol. 2) : Main report (English)
See More +
JAN 31, 2014 84686 Publication
Back to work : growing with jobs in Europe and Central Asia (English)
See More +
JAN 21, 2014 84041 Publication
Back to work : growing with jobs in Europe and Central Asia (Vol. 2) : Rezime (Serbian)
See More +
JAN 01, 2014 84041 Publication Russian
Balancing act : cutting energy subsidies while protecting affordability (English)
See More +
JUN 01, 2013 76820 Publication
Growing green : the economic benefits of climate action (English)
See More +
APR 15, 2013 76821 Publication
Energy efficiency : lessons learned from success stories (English)
See More +
JAN 15, 2013 74705 Publication
Getting better : improving health system outcomes in Europe and Central Asia (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2013 78185 Publication
Eurasian cities : new realities along the silk road (English)
See More +
JUL 09, 2012 72804 Publication
Igniting innovation : rethinking the role of government in emerging Europe and Central Asia (English)
See More +
SEP 22, 2011 64700 Publication
Harnessing quality for global competitiveness in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (English)
See More +
MAY 05, 2011 61896 Publication
Lights out? The outlook for energy in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (English)
See More +
MAR 29, 2010 53882 Publication
Adapting to climate change in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (English)
See More +
JAN 28, 2010 52862 Publication
Migration and remittances : Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union (Russian)
See More +
MAY 20, 2009 38426 Publication English
Innovation, inclusion, and integration : from transition to convergence in Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union (Vol. 2) : Overview (English)
See More +
JUN 27, 2008 44648 Publication Russian
Innovation, inclusion, and integration : from transition to convergence in Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union (Vol. 2) : Инновации, социальная направленность экономического развития и интеграция (Russian)
See More +
JUN 27, 2008 44648 Publication English
Innovation, inclusion, and integration : from transition to convergence in Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union (English)
See More +
JUN 27, 2008 44648 Publication
From red to gray : the third transition of aging populations in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2007 40532 Publication
From red to gray : the third transition of aging populations in Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union - overview (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2007 40896 Publication