As countries rebuild their economies from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is critical that women and gender considerations are at the heart of governments’ strategies for an inclusive and…

Nora Elizabeth Mc Gann, Nazaneen Ismail Ali |

Turkey is on a path towards a comprehensive, fully accountable system of public financial management which can help ensure that public resources are used strategically, efficiently and effectively…

Seda Aroymak, Zeynep Lalik |

To explore the ramifications of the unprecedented shock of COVID-19 on Albanian firms, the World Bank’s Enterprise Analysis Unit and IFC undertook a survey in June 2020, re-contacting the same…

Fernando Blanco, Levent Karadayi, Nona Karalashvili, Laureta Qorlazja |

How data and digitalization are key to effective water sector performance and World Bank collaboration in the Danube Region

Raimund Mair, Kathia Havens, Alex Lazar |

The pre-existing inequalities are likely to be exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, making it more difficult for the most vulnerable populations to access critical services - including healthcare…

Linda Van Gelder |

There’s something absolutely breathtaking about the Albanian coast. Despite the obvious beauty, a large portion of the country’s coastal and marine resources is believed to have remained untapped…

Maryam Salim |

New infrastructure projects typically see an increase in demand for labor and skills, thereby creating new employment opportunities in the construction sector. In Albania, several infrastructure…

Nato Kurshitashvili |

Credit: Albanian National Tourism Agency Summer after summer, hundreds of thousands of urban dwellers flock from Tirana, Albania’s capital, and beyond to the nearby city of Durres, on the Adriatic…

David Michaud |