Gender-based violence (GBV) — the various forms of violence directed at an individual or a group based on their gender, both in public places and within the home — is a phenomenon deeply rooted in…

Marina Wes, Chifundo Chilera |

Twenty percent of women in Eastern Europe and 18 percent in Central Asia have experienced physical or sexual violence in their lifetime. The multilayered crises of climate, conflict, and the COVID…

Carolina Sánchez-Páramo, Varalakshmi Vemuru, Sanan Isaba Zaman |

To manage its flood risks, Romania, with the support of the World Bank, has developed new Flood Risk Management Plans for its 11 river basins and for the Danube River, in line with the…

Chris Fischer |

With the help of the EU and World Bank, Romania is deploying strategies to reduce growing disparities between urban and rural areas by focusing on disadvantaged students and accelerating learning…

Alina Sava, Gallina Andronova Vincelette, Rita Almeida |

Seven steps towards climate neutrality by 2030, by the World Bank.

Marcel Ionescu-Heroiu |

Lack of data is one of the most pressing challenges to making progress on preventing and combating GBV through evidence-based policies in Bulgaria, Croatia, Poland, and Romania.

Gallina Andronova Vincelette, Valerie Morrica, Chifundo Chilera |

Flood risks affect almost 2 billion people worldwide, and climate change and unplanned urbanization will further increase these risks. To better manage the risks and build more resilient…

Chris Fischer, Peyo Stanchev |

Efforts to commercialize research infrastructure in Romania can unlock underutilized potential, helping underwrite some of the costs of hosting and operating this state-of-the-art equipment and…

Diana Rusu |

The COVID-19 pandemic deepened the economic divide between Bucharest and Romania's rural regions and slammed small business. Investing in transactional technologies like ecommerce platforms…

Anna Akhalkatsi, Natasha Kapil |

With one billion, or 15% of the world’s population, experiencing a form of disability, and 80% living in low- and middle-income countries, we must consider the impacts of natural hazards on…

Yusra Uzair, Simone Balog-Way, Mari Koistinen |