Europe


From analyzing risks and opportunities during key moments in political transition in Kosovo to studying Finland’s solutions-based economic transformation, ISE collaborates with European partners and stakeholders to support citizen-centered institutions across the region. Additionally, ISE has been called to advise regional bodies such as the European Union and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) on economic and development strategies.

Country Stocktaking: Greece

ISE’s country stocktakings present a thorough view of a country to evaluate opportunities for reform during pivotal periods in its development trajectory. Stocktakings diagnose countries’ open moments and pathways for reform by assessing the performance…

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Insight & Analysis: Transformation & Reform
Regions: Europe
Location: Greece
Publication Type: Country Stocktaking Summaries
Sequencing & Prioritization for Ukraine’s Recovery

When everything is a priority, nothing is a priority. Effective reconstruction in Ukraine requires well-sequenced plans that translate to consensus around actionable policies, programs and projects. This analysis harnesses insights from other international recovery contexts…

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Key Issues for Ukraine's Recovery

International experience shows the importance of anticipating issues that can make the difference between successful or failed reconstruction following conflicts and disasters. This brief covers issues that will be critical for Ukraine’s recovery, ranging from…

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State Function: Disaster Resilience
Insight & Analysis: Transformation & Reform
Topic: Economic development, Reform sequencing
Regions: Europe
Location: Ukraine
Designing Reconstruction in Ukraine

Even as the war continues in parts of Ukraine, attention has turned to the anticipation of planning for reconstruction and recovery. This analysis presents a set of key issues and principles that will be central…

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Event | When Everything is a Priority - ISE at the World Bank's Fragility Forum

The COVID-19 crisis has highlighted the acute leadership challenges during shock events – decision-making, sequencing and strategy are made more challenging yet profoundly more critical. In periods of crisis – whether it be conflict, political…

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Spain: From Dictatorship to Democracy, and Poverty to Prosperity

The story of how Spain transitioned from a military dictatorship to a situational monarchy with a Parliamentary democracy is widely known. This paper scrutinizes the deeper process: how Spain developed its national institutions to build…

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