The invitation for new SAFE Trust Fund applications is now open until 9 February 2018

Daniel Boyce |

It’s that time of the year when we look at the blogs we have published over the last 12 months and curate some of the most insightful pieces for you to read. We also want to thank you for reading…

Ravi Kumar |

Over the past two decades, almost every developing country has adopted some form of public finance management (PFM) reform plan, with many currently pursuing second or third generation plans. Over…

Verena Fritz |

Graphic: Nicholas Nam/World Bank Advocacy around open government reforms to date has largely revolved around the intrinsic value of transparency, accountability, and participation. In a resource-…

Daniel Nogueira-Budny, Stephen Davenport |

From left: World Development Report 2017 & World Development Report 2002 Editor’s note: This is the second installment of a two-part series. You can read part-one here. The findings,…

Adrian Di Giovanni |

Photo: World Bank Editor’s note: This is the first installment of a two-part series. You can read part-two here. The findings, interpretations, and conclusions expressed herein are those of the…

Adrian Di Giovanni |

  Photo © Dominic Chavez/World Bank This blog post is part of a series for the 'Bureaucracy Lab', a World Bank initiative to better understand the world's public officials. In…

Daniel Walker |

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 |

World Bank-financed school in Vietnam's Can Tho province. Photo: World Bank Vietnam spends an estimated US$25 billion in goods and services each year. Recognizing that an efficient public…

Kien Trung Tran |

How can citizens’ actions help build a society that is more open, accountable and inclusive? In about a week, social accountability stakeholders from across the world will convene at World Bank…

Jeff Thindwa |