By Alcira Kreimer

Post-conflict reconstruction isn't new to the realm financial institution. in truth, the Bank's first mortgage used to be to the govt of France to rebuild the rustic after global struggle II. what's new, is the speedily expanding variety of post-conflict parts, and the enormity and complexity of rebuilding in each one case. to higher help post-conflict parts sooner or later, the financial institution is learning earlier studies in facing post-conflict reconstruction. This quantity represents one in a sequence. the opposite volumes talk about post-conflict reform in Uganda and El Salvador. The Bosnia and Herzegovina case is exclusive in the Bank's post-conflict reconstruction event by way of nearby features, political complexity, and constitution of financial governance. This learn examines the evolution of the clash and the Bank's position ahead of, in the course of, and after the clash. It additionally analyzes which efforts have been profitable and which can be superior.

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Page ix Acknowledgments This report synthesizes the findings of an assessment of the Bank's experience with post-conflict reconstruction. The objective of the assessment is to distill lessons for ongoing and future operations from the Bank's experience in providing assistance for post-conflict reconstruction. The outputs of the study include an overview and three country case studies, including this volume. The overview is entitled "The World Bank's Experience with Post-Conflict Reconstruction" (1998).

Two large autonomous provinces were established within the Serb republic for the Hungarian and Albanian minorities: Vojvodina and Kosovo, respectively. The sixth republic was Bosnia and Herzegovinathe only republic having no ethnic majority that would call for a "national" identity. If the logic of "ethnic" self-determination were carried to the full, Yugoslavia would have required further division of the eight recognized "national" entities to create jurisdictions for its many other groups, including speakers of Bulgarian, Czech, Romani, Romanian, Ruthenian, Ukrainian, and Vlach.

Bank assistance was critical to laying a sound macroeconomic foundation for an impressive economic recovery during the first half of the 1990s, as well as mobilizing international economic support. While the Bank lagged behind several other donors in the volume of its post-conflict assistance, its leadership of a series of four CG meetings between 1991 and 1995 made a vital contribution to postconflict reconstruction and economic recovery. Several high-quality lending operations and nonlending services also made significant contributions.

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