Women learn computer skills in Pakistan. Photo: Visual News Associates / World Bank Editor's note: This blog post is part of a series for the 'Bureaucracy Lab', a World Bank…

Shan Aman-Rana |

Almost daily, headlines in the world’s leading newspapers are full of examples of public sector failures: public money is mismanaged or outright misused; civil servants are not motivated or are…

Jana Kunicova |

NANKANA SAHIB: PAKISTAN. Photo: Visual News Associates / World Bank The challenge with procuring a high volume of low-value goods is keeping the transaction costs down while still delivering the…

Khalid Bin Anjum |

Editor's note: This blog post is part of a series for the 'Bureaucracy Lab', a World Bank initiative to better understand the world's public officials. Photo: Arne Hoel / World…

Zahid Hasnain |

See high resolution here. While countries around the world reap the benefits of an expanding digital environment, development challenges persist, adversely impacting low-income countries from…

Gina Martinez, Boris Rumenov Balabanov |

Riding the Lahore Rapid Transit -   photo: Asian Development Bank Successful leaders —presidents of countries, chief executives of corporations, or middle managers of counties — focus on a few…

Zubair Bhatti |

If you want a passport in Pakistan, you wait in line – possibly for hours. You might get to the passport office at the crack of dawn to avoid the queue. The process might be unclear, and there…

Julia Oliver |

As part of the Bank’s ongoing effort to adapt to the changing needs of client countries, the Bank is modernizing its procurement framework. This will help us deliver stronger project results while…

Robert Hunja |

​ See the inforgraphic in high resolution here. Designed by Boris Balabanov, World Bank Let’s say on a dark, cold day, electricity supply to your house is suddenly interrupted. With no heat and…

Ravi Kumar |

English translation of the text message that the government sends to citizens to in an attempt to prevent corruption. Albanian citizens who recently received treatment at a state-run hospital are…

Jana Kunicova, Zubair Bhatti |