Graphic by Nicholas Nam Rapid technological change and growing expectations of citizens are elevating the importance of digital innovation for governments around the world. The World Bank Group,...

Nicholas Nam |

Graphic: Nicholas Nam/World Bank A sub-Saharan African tax commissioner went to buy a bicycle for his son. The seller asked if he would like to get a receipt and pay a 15 percent higher price, or...

Rajul Awasthi, Jim Brumby |

In October, hundreds of representatives of civil society organizations, public and private sector representatives, journalists and international organizations gathered in Copenhagen for the 18th...

Laura Pop |

Photo: Simone D. McCourtie / World Bank 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...

Daniel Rogger |

AI and data have the potential to prevent corruption. Graphic: Nicholas Nam/World Bank [[tweetable]]The amount of goods and services that governments purchase to discharge their official business...

Vinay Sharma |

Enhancing the taxation system in a fair, transparent, and efficient way in the new digital world is essential for countries looking to invest in their human capital, said Karishma Vaswani,...

Ravi Kumar |

Photo: Mohammad Al-Arief/The World Bank. Editor’s note: The findings, interpretations and conclusions expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the view of the World...

Andrew Wainer |

Also available in: Français Graphic: World Bank Group Taxation plays a fundamental role in effectively raising and allocating domestic resources for governments to deliver essential public...

Jan Walliser |

Also available in: Français  High and rising income inequality is a serious concern in many countries, as highlighted in the IMF’s recent Fiscal Monitor. Wealth, however, is distributed even more...

Jim Brumby, Michael Keen |

Over the past two decades, almost every developing country has adopted some form of public finance management (PFM) reform plan, with many currently pursuing second or third generation plans. Over...

Verena Fritz |