Economic Growth Trends in Europe & Eurasia

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Some of the world’s most recently independent countries lie between the Adriatic and Caspian Seas. As these former communist states confront growing threats of violent extremism and Russian interference, some are doing so by strengthening their democracies and economies with support from the American people.

Do you know which of these countries have recovered from the 2007/8 world economic collapse? Do you know which countries have more inclusive economic growth? Which ones rely more on trade with Russia?

VEGA Managing Director of Communications & Advocacy Angela Canterbury recently attended the USAID Europe & Eurasia Regional Economic Growth Conference in Skopje, Macedonia, where these and other findings were shared in an important presentation on Economic and Sector Trends in Europe & Eurasia. Last month, Mark Skeith, Empirical Analyst with USAID’s Bureau for Europe and Eurasia, gave a reprise of the insightful presentation at the VEGA Member Quarterly Meeting. You can view Mr. Skeith’s presentation here and access more resources from the conference here, including a presentation on VEGA’s program to strengthen the financial sector in Albania implemented by VEGA Member Financial Services Volunteer Corps (FSVC).

Learn more about how VEGA is generating economic growth through these four programs in the region: