Amid overlapping crises—climate change, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and high inflation—it is imperative for governments to ensure that communities, especially rural ones, do not fall behind.…

Lucia Brajkovic, Diego Ambasz |

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 |

Just-in-time delivery of goods has become even more important for businesses, and can benefit all parties involved in the supply chain. For efficient and smooth delivery of goods to happen,…

Violane Konar-Leacy |

Energy subsidies are proliferating as governments try to shield consumers from rising and volatile energy prices — but these come with significant risks.

Defne Gencer, Elcin Akcura |

In Croatia, the circular development model has yet to take off. But the country is making progress on waste management with support from the World Bank.

Sameer Akbar, Sunčica Pleština |

Adrijana is looking out of the window to watch her husband, Bartol, playing with their daughter, Cvita, in the park across the street. On the dining table there is a pile of envelopes. She does…

Nga Thi Viet Nguyen, Ana Simundza |

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 |

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 |

Even though such disruption in the education process has not been easy for students, parents, and teachers in Croatia, country’s education system has been very well placed to deal with this…

Diego Ambasz, Lucia Brajkovic |