Available in Chinese Graphic: Nicholas Nam/World Bank The idea that economic growth needs good governance and good governance needs economic growth takes us to a perennial chicken-and-egg debate:…

Yuen Ang |

Entering data. Photo: World Bank In the fiscal transparency arena, people often hear two conflicting claims. First, governments complain that few people take advantage of fiscal information that…

Paolo de Renzio, Massimo Mastruzzi |

Photo: Simone D. McCourtie / World Bank As I have blogged earlier, the World Bank is supporting Procurement Observatories in India. Procurement Observatories are civil society organizations, whose…

Shanker Lal |

While 85 percent of participating OGP countries have digitized their public records, only 16 percent are storing them in secure, professionally managed digital repositories. On April 22 and April…

Anne Thurston, Victoria L. Lemieux |

Mobile phone used by vegetable vendor in the Biombo region of Guinea Bissau.  Photo: Arne Hoel Government reformers and development practitioners in the open government space are experiencing the…

Stephen Davenport, Tiago Carneiro Peixoto |

Dr. Flora Lubowa is a medical officer at the Magomeni Health Center. Dar es Salaam, Tanzania: Photo Arne Hoel I have worked on public procurement and governance for most of my life. But I have…

Robert Hunja |

Many countries around the world are working to improve women representation in the government. If you look at the data from the last 25 years to see which countries made significant progress to…

Ravi Kumar |

There is no sign that the revival of interest in adaptive and entrepreneurial approaches to development work is going tail off soon. That’s why the demand is growing for indications of how the…

David Booth |

Photo credit: Jbdodane When Governor Adams Oshiomhole took office in Edo State, Nigeria, in November 2008, it was on the back of a protracted battle to retrieve his mandate through the electoral…

Katherine Anne Bain, Doug Porter |