Photo credit: Dong Kyu Kwak, World Bank Security of land tenure is directly linked to poverty reduction, economic growth, improved resilience, environmental sustainability, and social stability....

Dongkyu Kwak |

As the world rushes to reduce the negative impacts of climate change, ambitious sub-national actors are rising to the fore. The recent One Planet Summit exemplifies this trend. Earlier this month...

Prashant Kapoor, Marc Forni |

More than 1, 000 years. That’s how long recent estimates suggest it would take in some developing countries to legally register all land – due to the limited number of land surveyors in country...

Linus Pott |

Also available in: Español | Français  [[tweetable]]Basic infrastructure makes all the difference in the lives of people. Sometimes a road is all it takes…[[/tweetable]] [[tweetable]]Access to...

Sameh Wahba, Rafeef Abdel Razek |

Blog reader: “Dan! The government is one big system. Why didn’t your blog on the latest research on the quality of governance take this into account?” Dan (Rogger): “Well, typically frontier...

Daniel Rogger |

Editor's note: This blog post is part of a series for the 'Bureaucracy Lab', a World Bank initiative to better understand the world's public officials. Photo: © Gennadiy...

Daniel Rogger, Chris Lewis |

Public exhibition at Gerezani BRT Station in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on October 12, 2017. (Photo: World Bank) Many urban planners may know the success stories of Curitiba, Singapore or London...

Chyi-Yun Huang |

Slideshow: Reimagining a park, a river, and other public spaces in Seoul (Photos by Judy Zheng Jia / World Bank) [[tweetable]]"If you lose the human scale, the city becomes an ugly place,...

Judy Zheng Jia, Jon Kher Kaw, Annie Bidgood, Sangmoo Kim, Marisa Garcia Lozano, Rosanna Nitti |

There are few better ways to reveal whether a government’s rhetoric matches reality than examining how it raises and spends public money. Are funds being spent on the things it said they would be...

Paolo de Renzio |

While 85 percent of participating OGP countries have digitized their public records, only 16 percent are storing them in secure, professionally managed digital repositories. On April 22 and April...

Anne Thurston, Victoria L. Lemieux |