Official opening of the Annual Meetings 2017

Today, the Annual Meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will officially be opened by the president of the World Bank Group: Jim Yong Kim.  Furthermore there will be held some more interesting events for 10/12/2017. Below there is more information about these events. Enjoy! You are even able to participate within these events through the World Bank Live.

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STUDY FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE KLOKOT PROTECTION ZONES PROJECT

Deadline:  18-May-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) water

The objective of the Project is to support the development of measures for improved protection of the cross-border karstic aquifer of the Klokot water source, which is located in bordering area of the Bosnia and Herzegovina and Republic of Croatia.

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Modest Growth Amidst Growing Polarization in Europe and Central Asia

Article published on http://www.worldbank.org

BUCHAREST, November 22, 2016 – There will be a modest increase in GDP growth in 2016 Imagefor countries in the Europe and Central Asia (ECA) region. Low oil and other commodity prices in the eastern half of the region, a decline in investment rates in the European Union, and ongoing structural challenges in all countries are hampering growth in the region and contributing to an increase in populism and polarization, says the latest World Bank ECA Economic Update.

According to the report, launched today in Bucharest, Romania, the region is expected to grow a modest 1.6 percent in 2016 – up slightly from 1.4 percent in 2015 – but declines in both incomes and consumption will likely mitigate this modest growth. This trend is projected to continue into 2017 and 2018, with growth forecast at 1.5 percent and 1.8 percent, respectively. Continue reading

Webinar: World Bank PPP learning event

Legal and Regulatory Frameworks in PPPs: Europe and Central Asia
Date: Tuesday, October 27, 2015 ( Tomorrow )
Time: 10:00AM EST – 3PM GMT
Speakers:
Name: Lorik Fejzullahu – Head, Central PPP Department Ministry of Finance, Kosovo
Name: Filip Drapak – Consultant, East and Central Asia PPP Transaction Advisory, International Finance Corporation, The World Bank Group
Name: Shyamala Shukla -Senior Consultant, PPP Cross-Cutting Solution Area, The World Bank Group

World Bank Report on Aging

World Bank press release 10/03/2015

World Bank: Central Europe and the Baltics Need to Prioritize Active, Healthy, and Productive Aging

Read full article: here

This Report is part of the ongoing analytical work program at the World Bank on the topic of population aging. Within the EU, the World Bank is partnering with governments on aging-related policy research projects in Bulgaria, Hungary, Poland, Romania, and Latvia. Outside the EU, the World Bank is engaged actively in work on this issue in Europe and Central Asia, Latin America, and East Asia.

For an online copy of the report, please visit:

www.worldbank.org/content/dam/Worldbank/Publications/ECA/aging europe.pdf