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 |

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 |

YouTube: not just a source of endless entertainment. YouTube is a source of endless entertainment. It also has more meaningful content, such as video recordings of meetings between then deputy…

Jim Brumby |