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 |

Photo: Drusany/Shutterstock The 2018 World Cup brought fame to the Croatian team, with many fans around the world – including the author of this blog - rooting for the team in white-and-red…

Maciej Drozd |

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 |

Photo: HAC/Croatian Motorways The state of Croatia’s road sector poses a unique challenge compared with more typical World Bank projects where road assets either need to be developed or require…

Prajakta Chitre, Sebnem Erol Madan, Ioannis Dimitropoulos |