A sudden shaking. Crushing sounds. Cars honking. People running out onto the streets... This scene may seem like the opening of a blockbuster superhero movie, but it is actually what happened on...

Zuzana Stanton-Geddes, Martina Vojković, Sunčica Pleština |

The technical assistance - named Women in Online Work (WoW) – has now trained over 150 young women from five Kosovo municipalities in front-end web development, graphic design and digital...

Natalija Gelvanovska-Garcia |

According to a new regional report titled Breaking the Cycle of Roma Exclusion in the Western Balkans, disparities between Roma and neighboring non-Roma individuals persist across the Western...

Andrea Woodhouse, Shruti Majumdar |

At the World Bank, we know that social inclusion is not only the right thing but also the economically smart thing to do. More inclusive societies are more likely to make the most of their entire...

Linda Van Gelder, Dominik Koehler, Nicholas Menzies |

A massive storm system brought historic flooding across South Eastern Europe in 2014, causing more than $2 billion in damages in Bosnia and Herzegovina and shrinking Serbia’s economy by nearly a...

Daniel Kull, Michael Staudinger |

We know that LGBTI discrimination is not just a personal problem, it is an economic development challenge. Discrimination is not only inherently unjust, but “there are substantial costs—social,...

Dominik Koehler, Georgia Harley, Nicholas Menzies |

Victims of crime are among the most vulnerable groups in need of government services - from basic information to shelters, hotlines, health and psychological services, legal assistance, and more....

Georgia Harley, Margaux Roussel, Marina Matic |

What happens if you have a legal problem but you can’t afford a lawyer?
In Serbia, we are one step closer to answering that very question. We’ve developed a guide to help ordinary citizens...

Georgia Harley, Elaine R.E. Panter, Milan Antonijevic |

A severe and prolonged heat wave stifled much of Central Europe this summer, buckling train tracks in Serbia and forcing at least 10 countries to issue red alerts for health concerns and water...

Darko Milutin, Elif Ayhan |

We all know, sadly, that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) people suffer discrimination and stigma. This happens around the world, particularly in developing countries. ...

Dominik Koehler, Nicholas Menzies, Georgia Harley |