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 |

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 |

Chongqing, China. Photo: Li Wenyong / World Bank Procurement is an essential aspect of World Bank operations and international development projects worldwide. The World Bank’s policy on…

Ba Liu Nguyen, Yuan Wang |

Selecting contractors with the right capacity and experience for large value works contracts is critical for implementation and timely completion of the works. How do you achieve that?   The China…

Jianjun Guo |

Inclusion is the new buzzword in international development. From promoting citizen empowerment to fostering pathways out of fragility, it is all about political processes that are more inclusive…

Alina Rocha Menocal |

Photo credit: Jianjun Guo Is it possible to complete advanced contracting for the construction of Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) lines within two or three months and have the lines in operation within…

Jianjun Guo |

Two women in Sidama Zone, Ethiopia. Photo credit: Alan Nicol Selilah stares out over a landscape she has inhabited for 70 years. In the valley below, deep gullies scar the slopes where rains have…

Alan Nicol, Likimyelesh Nigussie |

  Overview of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Photo: Arne Hoel / World Bank Last month I met with ministers and local officials in Addis Ababa to explore areas where we, at the World Bank, can help build…

Mario Marcel |

​ China has experienced substantial economic growth over three decades, with sustained annual GDP growth rates of 8%-10%. In order to maintain the growth, the government seeks to accelerate the…

Jianjun Guo |

What is the relationship between procurement and social media? Procurement practitioners are using social media to exchange information and experiences. To allow for this exchange of knowledge and…

Jingrong He |