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Transition Report 2020-21

The State Strikes Back

As the coronavirus pandemic sparks calls for more state intervention, countries face tough choices to determine whether an increased role for government will have positive or negative consequences in the long term.

The Transition Report 2020-21 looks at the size of the state in various economies and the role of state-owned enterprises and state banks in the modern economy. It also examines the part that the state plays in supporting transition to a green economy.

See the online Transition Report, which also features 37 country assessments. This year in response to the coronavirus crisis we have added sections entitled ‘Covid-19: macroeconomic implications’ as well as ‘Policy response to Covid-19’. This is in addition to our usual commentary on structural reform developments and key priorities.


Visit the Transition Report archive page where all the reports back to 1994 are available to download.

Publication details

  • Date: 10 Nov 2020
  • Price:Free
  • ISBN:978-1-898802-518

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Transition Report 2020-21 (PDF)

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