Bangladesh realized that its weak public procurement system and processes was a drag on resources for investment and decided on a long-term reform program to address it.

Zafrul Islam, Mustafizur Rahman |

School children in Bangladesh. Photo: World Bank A healthy mix of innovation, continuous engagement, and effective implementation can bring about sustained transformation in public procurement. A…

Zafrul Islam |

School children in Kingston, Jamaica. Strong public financial management affects all facets of government spending, including education. Photo credit: UN Photo/Milton Grant  Finance ministers,…

Samia Msadek |

Gaza. Displaced persons. Photo: © Natalia Cieslik / World Bank From civil wars in Mali and Iraq to urban crime in Central America, perceptions of injustice are central to fueling violence and…

Hassane Cisse, Betty Bigombe |

One trillion dollars. That’s a big number. It’s hard to ignore. One trillion dollars, according to estimates by Global Financial Integrity, is the amount lost every year by developing countries…

Mario Marcel |