Mes parents ne savaient pas que le prénom qu’ils avaient choisi pour moi signifiait « claire », « transparente » en espagnol. Mais ils connaissaient l’importance de la transparence, de l’honnêteté…

Kristalina Georgieva |

Социальная, политическая и экономическая трансформация стран Восточной Европы, Кавказа и Центральной Азии, осуществляемая в последние три десятилетия, была долгим и трудным процессом, и многие…

Ashna Mathema, Alanna Simpson |

The social, political, and economic transition of countries across Eastern Europe, the Caucasus, and Central Asia over the last three decades has been a long and arduous process, and many…

Ashna Mathema, Alanna Simpson |

Having spent much of my working life working with and in countries in transition, it remains painful to watch the disillusionment that so often strikes people that had the courage to change a bad…

Antonius Verheijen |

A vibrant private sector - with firms investing, creating jobs, and improving productivity - is absolutely essential for promoting growth and expanding opportunities. In order to support the…

Matija Laco |

The Roma make up Europe’s largest and poorest ethnic group, with three-quarters of their estimated 10 to 12 million people living in poverty, and fewer than one in three having a job. The Roma are…

Maria Davalos, Indhira Santos, Patti Petesch, Giorgia DeMarchi |

Sovereign difficulties have divided financial markets in the Euro area, thereby increasing differences in bank lending rates across countries. Policy makers in both Brussels and Frankfurt are…

Matija Laco |

Photo: ElishaCasas, Flickr Creative CommonsAn increasing number of countries are developing national strategies for financial education and implementing programs to enhance people’s financial…

Siegfried Zottel |

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 |

Eleven of the less prosperous members of the European Union – Bulgaria, Croatia1, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, the Slovak Republic, and Slovenia (EU11…

Gallina Andronova Vincelette |