Madagascar's tax collection as a share of GDP is just under 11 percent. Poor compliance by citizens who owe taxes remains a major reason for low tax collection. Mobile text reminders had a…

Tiago Carneiro Peixoto, Herilala Axel Fanomezantsoa, Fredrik Sjoberg, Jonathan Mellon |

As people in developed and developing countries become increasingly connected and adopt digital technologies, they also become more vulnerable to data breaches and various forms of cybercrime. In…

Jim Brumby |

Here are 7 things you need to know about taxing sugar-sweetened beverages.

Ceren Ozer |

Nigeria joined the Open Government Partnership in 2016 and made commitments to improve fiscal transparency and public participation in the budgeting process. The World Bank is supporting the…

Stephen Davenport, Kristina Aquino |

The author with his school friends at Baghdad College in Iraq. © Courtesy of Bassam Sebti In 1992, I went to Baghdad College, a former Jesuit high school in Iraq. A freshman then, I was full of…

Bassam Sebti |

Photo: Charlotte Kesl/World Bank Supporting good governance and addressing corruption are integral to the Bank’s development work. Introduced in July 2016, [[tweetable]]the World Bank’s…

Enzo de Laurentiis |

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 |

Photo: World Bank As a practitioner with several years of government experience, and later as a public debt management advisor at the World Bank Treasury, I am often faced with these questions…

Cigdem Aslan, Shurufa Abdul Wahid, Artan Ajazaj |