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    Russia’s invasion of Ukraine will not only have a terrible cost in human lives, it will also reverberate economically across Eastern Europe and Central Asia. In this context, it is vital to understand the strengths and weaknesses of businesses across the region, the challenges they face and their ability to adapt to a dramatic shock to their operations.

    Business resilience in the pandemic and beyond: Adaptation, innovation, financing and climate action from Eastern Europe to Central Asia is a joint publication of the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), with contributions from the International Monetary Fund (IMF). With data from over 28 000 firms, business resilience in the pandemic and beyond addresses these and many more questions.

    The data in this report was gathered and analysed before Russia’s armed invasion of Ukraine. 

    The joint report was discussed by:

    • Debora Revoltella, Chief Economist, European Investment Bank (EIB)
    • Alfred Kammer, Director of the European Department, International Monetary Fund (IMF)
    • Beata Javorcik, Chief Economist, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD),
    • Boris Vujčić, Governor, Central Bank of Croatia
    • Lucyna Stanczak-Wuczynska, Chairwoman of the Supervisory Board, BNP Paribas Bank Polska

    Moderator: Sergei Guriev, Sciences Po, Department of Economics.


    Press release: New EIB, IMF and EBRD report: Are companies in Eastern Europe and Central Asia prepared for another crisis?

    Business resilience in the pandemic and beyond, a joint report by: