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

Ceren Ozer |

Kazakhstan. Photo: Kubat Sydykov / World Bank How large is the share of public procurement to GDP in middle-income and low-income countries and how it is evolving? If sizable, can public…

Simeon Djankov, Federica Saliola, Asif Islam |

Local leaders have turned to OpenStreetMaps (OSM), and use targeted drone tracking to document road needs and investment progress.  Photo: Kai Kaiser Amazon is promising to deliver goods with…

Kai Kaiser |

Innovation is the Holy Grail of governance practitioners worldwide – but, when it comes to public-sector management, is there truly a “science of delivery”? Politics is “the art of the possible…

Christopher Colford |

Access to paradise? Photo by authors. GoPro videos have become ubiquitous among mountain bikers. The more adventurous the journey the better. Go viral on social media, and you have a winner. You…

Kai Kaiser, Hanif Rahemtulla, Rogier van den Brink |

Photo: Kenneth Pornillos / World Bank Vote buying has shaped much of Philippine politics throughout history. For many politicians, distributing private goods and cultivating patronage to…

Motoky Hayakawa, Rogier van den Brink, Aleksandra Posarac |

Recently I was asked [[tweetable]]what does it take to be a good citizen? [[/tweetable]] As I was coming up with my list, I realized that the basic rules of being a good citizen were taught to me…

Alice Lloyd |

The role of policies that ensure and promote competition in the marketplace have moved to the forefront of economics and the development agenda. The Australian G20 presidency highlighted…

Anabel Gonzalez, Martha Martinez Licetti, Tanja Goodwin |

With the support of the World Bank, the Government of Vietnam is making strides in addressing fraud and corruption risks in the management of development loans more broadly than before. Thanks to…

Adu-Gyamfi Abunyewa |

In my last blog post, I showed that while governments are increasingly using the technology to demonstrate that services are improving, their efforts risk being undermined by “gaming” – in other…

Willy McCourt |