Intensified integration in Eurasia has stimulated the Bank’s work in this area. In 2011, EDB Centre for Integration Studies was established to arrange research and prepare reports and recommendations for member state governments on regional economic integration. The Centre is a small dynamic think tank conducting applied research projects. Apart from working at the request of the governmental entities, it publishes reports, papers, and monographs.

The Chief Economist Group provides quarterly assessments of the EDB member countries’ current and forecast macroeconomic indicators, macroeconomic policies and economic development strategies, as well as overviews of global trends in commodity, raw material and financial markets. Important issues of economic development in the EDB member countries are discussed in the regional and global context in special reports published as part of the quarterly Macroeconomic Review. Leading indicators are reviewed monthly. In his blog, EDB’s Chief Economist reviews economic developments in the Bank’s member states and the global economy. The Chief Economist Group is also involved in research projects.

Strategic and industrial research department» (SIRD) undertakes the whole range of industrial studies, including the surveys of investment opportunities and risks in the EDB’s countries , for the Bank’s project divisions and top management, following an established schedule of research or as ad-hoc requests of the Bank’s top management and other divisions. Its experts also publish research articles in various periodicals.

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