Just as the economies of the Western Balkans were looking to sustain a recovery from the shock of COVID-19, the region now faces a new combination of challenges. The war in Ukraine, the resulting…

Sanja Madzarevic-Sujster, Richard Record |

The transition away from coal offers the prospect of repurposing post-mining land—fueling both economic opportunities and clean energy.

Wolfhart Pohl |

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 |

In any country, judges are among the most qualified and highest paid public officials. Their time is valuable. Given the time and resources required to settle a dispute of any value, when is it…

Svetozara Petkova |

The case for investing in children and youth: Imagine you are a 19-year-old Bosnian student, excited to be looking for your first job. You have completed your studies from a technical high school…

James Gresham, Sharanya Ramesh Vasudevan |

Businesses having their claims heard by courts in Bosnia and Herzegovina seem to be facing this dilemma non-stop. Either go to court and, if you are lucky, receive an enforceable judgment within a…

Tatjana Sofijanic |

The wheels of justice turn slowly, so the saying goes. But can the use of expert witnesses help turn them a little faster? Or are they just cogs in the wheels? An expert witness is a person with a…

Gladys Senderayi, Tatjana Sofijanic, Olga Šipka |

It is a foggy afternoon in Sarajevo and the sound of the bell signals the end of classes for the day. The engineering school students rush out of the building, and while most scatter in different…

Cesar A. Cancho, Alan Fuchs Tarlovsky |