School children in Bangladesh. Photo: World Bank A healthy mix of innovation, continuous engagement, and effective implementation can bring about sustained transformation in public procurement. A…

Zafrul Islam |

Photo: CIFOR | Flickr Creative Commons  Africa is a continent rich in natural resources and boasts a large young, ambitious, and entrepreneurial-minded population. Harnessed properly, these…

Fida Rana, Chidi Izuwah |

Photo: Abir Abdullah/ADB For millions of people throughout the world, a diagnosis of Chronic Kidney Disease ushers in a lifetime of dialysis treatments.  A dialysis session lasts four hours, and…

Paul da Rita |

 Photo: Curt Carnemark / World Bank Crises in access to water are making headlines around the world. Among difficult policy pathways to respond, convincing people to change their behavior and…

Laura De Castro Zoratto, Courtney Price Ivins |

One trillion dollars. That’s a big number. It’s hard to ignore. One trillion dollars, according to estimates by Global Financial Integrity, is the amount lost every year by developing countries…

Mario Marcel |

From August 2002, just months after Timor-Leste gained independence, to April 2006, I was the World Bank’s Country Manager for Timor-Leste and thus eyewitness to an unfolding state-building…

Elisabeth Huybens |

In my first mission as senior director, I am participating in an event in London this week hosted by the Governance Partnership Facility (GPF). This multi donor trust fund includes the World Bank…

Mario Marcel |