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Publications & Reports

Most of the World Bank's research is available free of charge through this website. Use the Advanced Search engine to find specific World Bank reports. Publications can also be purchased on-line or consulted in person at the Bank's many Public Information Centers. Below are a few recent highlights.

Quarterly Economic Reports

These reports monitor economic and reform developments in the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, the Slovak Republic, and Slovenia.


News & Noteworthy

Pilot Diagnostic Review of Governance of the Private Pension Fund Sector - (Mar. 2007)
Part of an ongoing series, this report provides policy recommendations on how to strengthen the long-term viability of the Czech private pension system.

Current Issues in Fiscal Reform in Central Europe and the Baltic States - (Feb. 2006)
The report discusses key fiscal challenges in the region, fiscal aspects of public-private partnerships, decentralization, health care reform, and higher education financing, with emphasis on quality and efficiency of public finance, including links to the labor market.

Investment Climate Assessment - (May 2005)
The World Bank undertook an investment climate assessment in Lithuania in 2004 as part of its efforts to support member countries through in-depth analysis of major microeconomic constraints in their business environments. Lithuania has made serious efforts in recent years to improve its investment climate.

Trade Protection and Industry Wage Structure In Poland - (Mar. 2005)
The authors examine the impact of Poland's trade liberalization in 1994-2001 on the industry wage structure. Their analysis indicates that a decrease in an industry tariff was associated with higher wages being earned by workers employed in the industry.

Managing Labor Market Reforms: Case Study of Poland - (Feb. 2005)
This paper describes the labor market reforms in Poland since 1989 and labor market changes throughout the country's economic transformation.

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Regional Analysis
In-Depth analysis of economic development in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

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