December 2011 — Opportunities for Men and Women: Emerging Europe and Central Asia
The countries of Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia have a long history of striving for gender equality, especially in the public sphere. Not only was this an important goal during the socialist era, but governments continued to pursue gender equality even during the difficult years of transition...
October 2011 — Skills, Not Just Diplomas: Managing Education for Results in Eastern Europe and Central Asia
This book seeks to answer the following questions: Why do firms in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (ECA) countries increasingly complain that they cannot find graduates with the right skills? What can ECA countries do to close the skills gap?
October 2011 — Igniting Innovation: Rethinking the Role of Government in Emerging Europe and Central Asia
A new World Bank report calls on the region to take dramatic steps to position itself closer to the scientific and technological frontiers and regain the lead in regional or even global settings. Innovation and technology absorption are widely recognized as main sources of economic growth for emerging and advanced economies alike.
June 2011 — Situational Analysis: Improving Economic Outcomes by Expanding Nutrition Programming in the Kyrgyz Republic
Undernutrition is a major public health problem in the Kyrgyz Republic, causing preventable deaths of mothers and children and delaying the physical and cognitive development of girls and boys, sometimes beyond repair.
June 2011 — Railway Reform in South East Europe and Turkey: On the Right Track?
SummaryThe new EU member states and Croatia are facing a rapidly aging population. One of the consequences of these demographic changes is the expected increase in demand among the older population for long-term care (LTC).
May 2011 — Public-Private Partnerships in Europe and Central Asia
The global financial crisis that began in late 2008 has set back ambitious infrastructure development plans among many countries in Europe and Central Asia (ECA). Many such plans relied on Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) arrangements.
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