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 |

Powerlines in Mumbai. Photo: Simone D. McCourtie / World Bank India is the fastest-growing major economy in the world with significant Government investments in infrastructure. According to…

Shanker Lal |

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 |

An overhaul of Dispute Boards looks to prevent delays in the creation of new infrastructure, such as the construction of roads and railways. Photo: Simone D. McCourtie / World Bank A significant…

Shanker Lal |

Milk collection center - India. Photo: National Dairy Development Board India is the world’s largest producer as well as consumer of milk and milk products. India nevertheless faces a shortage of…

Shanker Lal |

 Photo: © Simone D. McCourtie / World Bank In large, developing countries the government spends much of its budget on social safety net programs and building infrastructure, which involves…

Shanker Lal |

The invitation for new SAFE Trust Fund applications is now open until 7 March 2016What is SAFE?

Soukeyna Kane |

Also available in Spanish,  French and Arabic Photo credit: 5th Pillar An expatriate Indian physics professor, when traveling back home to India, found himself harassed by endless extortion…

Alice Lloyd |

Photo: CUTS International [[tweetable]]Citizen monitoring is a relatively new concept in infrastructure sector in India[[/tweetable]]. Even though the country has vibrant democracy and policy…

Shanker Lal |