Photo © Dominic Chavez/World Bank Over the last couple of years a small team of us have worked on an initiative to incorporate the regular, systematic feedback of citizens into the design and…

Soren Gigler |

As the year is coming to an end, we wanted to thank our readers for contributing, commenting, and sharing our blog posts! We wanted to curate to some of the best blog posts from 2015 in hope to…

Ravi Kumar |

[[tweetable]]What’s a major challenge for Romanian taxpayers?[[/tweetable]] They spend hours waiting in line at tax offices.   In March 2014, with support of the World Bank, a Delivery Unit (DU)…

Andrea Sitarova, Alberto Leyton |

Daily life in Monrovia, Liberia on December 2, 2014. Photo © Dominic Chavez/World Bank The Open Government Partnership (OGP) just concluded its third Global Summit. Government, civil society, and…

Daniel Nogueira-Budny, Stephen Davenport |

?wmode=transparent&wmode=opaque 1. Corruption is not only about bribes: People especially the poor get hurt when resources are wasted. That’s why it is so important to understand the different…

Robert Hunja |

We know corruption in developing countries affects poor people the most. It also impacts firms in many ways. Here are [[tweetable]]five charts showing how corruption is affecting businesses from…

Ravi Kumar |

Also available in Spanish Public works in Sixth Avenue, zona 1, besides the National Palace, Guatemala City, Guatemala. Photo: Maria Fleischmann / World Bank How much are the government buildings…

Eguiar Lizundia, Fernando Fernández-Monge, Jorge Luis Silva Mendez |

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: Kenneth Pornillos / World Bank Vote buying has shaped much of Philippine politics throughout history. For many politicians, distributing private goods and cultivating patronage to…

Motoky Hayakawa, Rogier van den Brink, Aleksandra Posarac |

Also available in: French ​Number of accredited chartered accountants serving in public practice/million inhabitants in country. With the call for action issued last month in Dakar, the commitment…

Nestor Coffi, Patrick Kabuya |