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23 Jan 2017 description
report World Bank, GFDRR

Tracking Earthquake and Flood Risks across Europe and Central Asia to Enhance Disaster Resilience


  • A new publication released by the World Bank and the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery examines current and future trends in terms of earthquake and flood risks for 32 countries across the Europe and Central Asia region.

21 Jan 2015 description
report World Bank


  • Growth in 2014 for six countries in South East Europe was close to zero, according to the latest South East Europe Regular Economic Report (SEE RER).

  • Weather - in particular unprecedented floods in May and the residual impacts of earlier severe events - was a major factor hindering growth in the region, exposing the overall vulnerability of these economies to extreme weather events.

03 Mar 2011 description
report World Bank

Press Release No:2011/350/ECA

WASHINGTON, March 3, 2011 - Homeowners, farmers, private business, and government agencies in Southeast Europe and the Caucasus will have access to affordable disaster insurance thanks to an innovative new program supported by World Bank financing.

The World Bank's Board of Directors today approved loans of US$5 million for Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, and US$5 million for the Republic of Serbia as part of the regional South East Europe and Caucasus Regional Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility Project (SEEC CRIF).

26 Oct 2010 description
report World Bank

I. Country Context

Countries of South East Europe and the Caucasus (SEEC) are highly vulnerable to natural hazards. Ninety percent of the area of South East Europe is located within trans-boundary river basins, which makes the region highly prone to floods. Due to climate change, the frequency and severity of natural disasters, particularly those of hydro-meteorological origin, are rising in all SEEC countries.

21 Oct 2002 description
report World Bank

The dual objectives of the Health Sector Transition Project are to:
1) improve the health of the population by enhancing the quality of basic health services; and

2) support an initial phase of policy reforms to increase cost-effectiveness, fiscal sustainability and patient choice within the health system.

These broad objectives will be achieved through activities and reforms under the following three project components:

1) health finance and management;

2) basic health services; and

3) pharmaceutical policy and supply.

30 May 2002 description
report World Bank

The following project was approved today by the World Bank's Board:

26 Oct 2001 description
report World Bank

Bucharest, October 26, 2001 - Ministers and High-level officials from 37 countries and 32 international organisations have just concluded two days of discussions at the Second Regional Conference for South East Europe, in Bucharest, expressing a renewed commitment to long term economic and social development of South East Europe.

22 Oct 2001 description
report World Bank

Washington, October 22, 2001 - The Second Regional Conference for Southeast Europe, to be held in Bucharest October 25-26, will provide the countries of South East Europe the opportunity to demonstrate their continued commitment to the process of economic reform that is vital if they are to reduce the twin problems of unemployment and poverty. Donors must also seize the occasion by demonstrating their continued engagement if progress towards the economic integration of these countries into the European Union and the international mainstream is to be maintained.

25 Jul 2000 description
report World Bank

The proposed regional initiative aims to provide the Governments of South East Europe, donor community involved in the region and, in particular the World Bank, with the capacity to carry out social analyses and pilot projects, to address inter-ethnic tensions and social cohesion issues in South East Europe.

29 Mar 2000 description
report World Bank

Brussels March 29, 2000 - A two-day Regional Funding Conference for South East Europe opened in Brussels today, jointly chaired by European Commissioner for External Relations, Chris Patten, and World Bank President, James D. Wolfensohn, in close association with the Special Co-ordinator for the Stability Pact, Bodo Hombach.

20 Jul 1999 description
report World Bank

SKOPJE, 20 July 1999 -- World Bank President, Mr. James D. Wolfensohn, visited FYR Macedonia from July 19 to 21, 1999. He was accompanied by his wife, Mrs. Elaine R. Wolfensohn, Executive Director for FYR Macedonia, Mr. Pieter Stek, World Bank Vice President for Europe and Central Asia, Mr. Johannes Linn, Country Director for FYR Macedonia and Turkey, Mr. Ajay Chhibber and Director for Central and Southern Europe at the International Finance Corporation, Mr. Harold Rosen.

13 Jul 1999 description
report World Bank

BRUSSELS, July 13, 1999 - Rebuilding Kosovo and restoring peace and stability to the wider Southeast Europe region took a concrete step forward today when international policy makers at the inaugural meeting of the High Level Steering Group a special European Commission-World Bank chaired partnership for coordinating the international donor response to the Kosovo crisis3 confirmed the first Kosovo donors meeting to be held on July 28 in Brussels.

13 Jul 1999 description
report World Bank

News Release No. 20000/006/ECA

12 Jul 1999 description
report World Bank

The Kosovo crisis is a human tragedy. It necessitates a coordinated economic and financial response from the international community on two fronts: providing immediate aid to relieve the suffering of a large number of refugees who remain displaced as well as those who are returning to Kosovo daily; and ensuring that neighboring countries of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia have access to adequate external financing to help them deal with the adverse macroeconomic consequences of the crisis.

12 Jul 1999 description
report World Bank

Washington - Gina Ciagne (202) 458-4166
Email: Gciagne@worldbank.org
Chris Walsh (202) 458-2710
Email: Cwalsh@worldbank.org
Brussels - Rachel Winter Jones (322) 552-0052
Email: rjones1@worldbank.org