“You can’t hold back time, ” goes the saying (and the song). Indeed, the Laws of Nature dictate that people and societies get older and older, whether we like it or not. But let me pose a question…

Laura Bailey |

Я была весьма заинтригована выводами последнего Обзора экономики Европы и Центральной Азии, с особым акцентом на «Поляризацию и популизм». Как руководитель программы по региону Южного Кавказа,…

Genevieve Boyreau |

I was quite intrigued by the findings of the latest Europe and Central Asia Economic Update, with its special focus on "Polarization and Populism". As Program Leader for the South…

Genevieve Boyreau |

Мой отец (см. фото) – водитель-дальнобойщик, работающий в Беларуси. Будучи ребенком, я проводила с ним в дороге долгие часы. Я любила путешествовать по ближним и дальним городам, и, хотя в то…

Alena Sakhonchik |

My father is a long-distance trucker based in Belarus. As a young girl, I spent long hours on the road with him. I loved traveling to neighboring and faraway cities and—even though I could barely…

Alena Sakhonchik |

Every moment- but most especially today- we should celebrate young people and the great potential they have. Happy International Youth Day! I’ve been fortunate to meet and talk to several bright…

Claudia Costin |

The World Bank recently interviewed several families in Armenia to depict the hardships people face when they cannot earn more than $5 a day per person. The country faces long, harsh winters and…

Aarthi Sivaraman |

  Tim Richards, Mine Manager of the Amulsar Gold Mine explains the mine lay-out to Chris Sheldon, Sector Manager of Mining at the World Bank. Armenians love beach vacations. The problem is, their…

Ulrich Bartsch |

Emerging Europe and Central Asia (ECA) is an interesting region because what you expect is not always what exists. Since this is written in honor of International Women's Day, discussing…

Sarosh Sattar |