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w.Ukraine Poverty Update.  June 2007.  Ukraine recorded one of the sharpest declines in poverty of any transition economy in recent years.  The poverty rate, measured against an absolute poverty line, fell from a high of 32 percent in 2001 to 14 percent in 2004, and then again to 8 percent in 2005.  The main cause was the rapid increase in labor productivity in recent years, driven by increased capital utilization following the initial output contraction of the early 1990s, and more recently, increased domestic and foreign investment.  This Update presents simulations of the direct influence of an increase in energy prices on the poverty rate. 

w..From Red to Gray: The "Third Transition" of Aging Populations in Eastern Europe and Former Soviet Union.  June 2007.   . J

w..Albania Labor Market Assessment.  May 2006. 

w..Millennium Development Goals: Progress and Prospects in Europe and Central Asia

w..The Minimum Wage: Curse or Cure? (paper by Jan Rutkowski, Lead Economist, PDF 56 KB)

w..Social Sectors and Poverty in Armenia: from Equity in Access to Equity in Quality (PDF, 296 KB)

w..Enhancing Job Opportunities in Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union

w..Roma in Expanding Europe

w. Ukraine - Jobs study : fostering productivity and job creation, Vol. 1 of 2

w.. Operationalizing the health and education : Millennium Development Goals in Central Asia;    Vol. 1 of 2 / Kyrgyz Republic health and education case studies (English)

w.. Operationalizing the health and education : Millennium Development Goals in Central Asia:     Vol. 2 of 2 / Kyrgyz Republic health and education case studies (English)

w. Labor Markets and Social Policy in Central and Eastern Europe: The Accession and Beyond.  Chapter 7: Education and Training (PDF, 218 KB).  Full report available for purchase in Infoshop.

w Education in Central Asia with Particular Reference to the Kyrgyz Republic (PDF, 110 KB).  From The Challenge of Education in Central Asia, edited by Stephen P. Heyneman and Alan J. DeYoung, Information Age Publishing, Greenwich Connecticut, 2004