TRANSITION REPORT 2013 - Stuck in Transition?

20.11.2013 The Transition Report Launch event will be streamed live on at this address: 

Please see details of the event below with a panel discussion with Edi Rama, Prime Minister of Albania, Roza Otunbayeva, Former President of Kyrgyz Republic, George Soros, global investor and philanthropist, Tarik Yousef, Member of the Board of Directors of the Central Bank of Libya The 2013 

Transition Report notes that structural reforms in most transition countries have stalled since the mid-2000s, reducing their long-term growth potential. The question is how to get transition "unstuck": what can be done to promote reforms that may lead to growth? 

To answer this question, the report examines the key determinants of long-term growth potential: development of political and democratic institutions; economic reform and the relationship between political and economic institutions; accumulation of human capital; and inequality. The report investigates the drivers of democracy in the transition region, and asks if anything can be done to improve economic institutions even in less democratic political systems. It also explores why some countries managed to seize opportunities to improve both political and economic institutions but not others. It undertakes a comprehensive assessment of the quality of human capital in the transition region. Finally, it contains the first-ever attempt to assess the inclusiveness of economic institutions – the extent to which societies provide economic opportunities to its members regardless of circumstances at birth – and compare them with Western European benchmarks. 

11:00-11:10      Opening remarks: EBRD President Suma Chakrabarti  
11:10-11:30      Presentation of the Transition Report 2013: EBRD Chief Economist Erik Berglof 
11:30-12:30      Panel discussion and Q&A

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