A Child Well-Being Index for Central and Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States

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The CEE/CIS region is very heterogeneous in terms of geography and natural resources, democratic structures, economic and political developments. It reaches from the new EU Member States Bulgaria and Romania to oil-rich Azerbaijan and low-income Tajikistan. Almost 20 years after the fall of the Berlin wall the transition to democracy and market economy is far from over. Countries have followed different transition paths and, particularly in the sphere of democratic reforms, the gap between CEE and CIS countries is widening.


Dr. Petra Hoelscher

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