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 |

Digital financial services are a gateway for the poor and SMEs to participate in the formal economy. Recent evidence of the impact of fintech as well as its potential going forward is…

Alfonso Garcia Mora |

Alternative data analysis- both quantitative and behavioral - can be used to dramatically bolster financial access around the world.

Sharmista Appaya |

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 |

Students line up to wash their hands before eating at Kanda Estate Primary School in Accra, Ghana. Photo © Dominic Chavez/World Bank Human capital, that is the set of skills, health and knowledge…

Pietro Calice |

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 |