This blog post is part of a series for the 'Bureaucracy Lab', a World Bank initiative to better understand the world's public officials and explores a range of approaches to...

Daniel Rogger |

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 |

[[tweetable]]Like many other developing countries, Afghanistan is urbanizing rapidly.[[/tweetable]] Today, a quarter of the country’s over 30 million people live in urban areas, with many more...

Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, Catalina Marulanda |

Today is World Refugee Day, a day for us all to remember how many people are moved or displaced from their homes—either within their own country or across borders. The UN High Commissioner for...

Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, Ayat Soliman, Catalina Marulanda, Robin Mearns |