Photo: John Isaac / World Bank Though the Indian government has steadily increased funding for its health sector, per capita allocation is still low; reform is thus critical to effectively utilize…

Shanker Lal |

At the recent “New Directions in Governance” meeting it was suggested that future meetings should bring governance advisors together with sector-specific colleagues. The different language we use…

Matthew Jowett |

From left: Minister Idris Jala, Malaysia; William Dorotinsky, World Bank; Alberto Leyton, World Bank; Melanie Walker, World Bank.   In his recent presentation (video) at the World Bank, Minister…

William Dorotinsky, Joanna Watkins, Paula Suarez |

This page in: Español | Français | العربية Source: futureatlas.com Also available in: Español | Français | Arabic   ​ On a hot dry day in June, a woman in her early 40s is getting ready for…

Ravi Kumar |

I joined Facebook in 2007. For years, I would boast that I got all my news from Facebook and the Daily Show, an American satirical television program, which delivers fake news reports. I should be…

Sandra Moscoso |

  Photo: Dana Smillie / World Bank To maintain current growth rates and meet demands for infrastructure, developing countries will require an additional investment of at least an estimated US$1…

Nazaneen Ismail Ali, Rachel Lipson |

Public procurement is not among the most popular topics in development circles. However, consider just these three ways in which procurement is probably one of the most indispensable elements that…

Philipp Krause, Lina Tutunji |

The outbreak of disease is often a latent but hard-hitting global concern, as currently exemplified by the flurry of anxiety swirling around Ebola. Many efforts have sprung up to fight spread of…

Samuel Lee, Sandra Moscoso |

  ​ Strong and effective financial reporting rarely grabs headlines, but the vulnerabilities created by weak or ineffective systems of financial reporting certainly do – a number of well-…

Samia Msadek |