A few weeks ago, The Economist published an article on economic governance that discussed the importance of public sector accounting. It recognized the importance of maintaining existing public-…

Ed Olowo-Okere |

Photo: World Bank
I get stirred up by all types of governance data, so in honor of the International Day for Universal Access to Information, I though I’d highlight a few efforts to measure…

Jim Anderson |

Graphic: World Bank Editor's note: This blog post is part of a series for the 'Bureaucracy Lab', a World Bank initiative to better understand the world's public officials. [[…

Jan-Hinrik Meyer-Sahling, Christian Schuster, Kim Sass Mikkelsen |

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 |

Also available in: Español | Français Kiev, Ukraine. Creative commons copyright: Mariusz Kluzniak As the world is increasingly interconnected, international taxation – traditionally more of a…

Oleksii Balabushko, Jan Loeprick, Sebastian Beer, Felipe Pinto Vallada |

Copyright: Global Partnership for Social Accountability The saying goes, ‘water is life’, and how so true! But water also drives economic and social development. Clean water supply is vital for…

Jeff Thindwa |

Photo credit: Dmitry Karyshev Armenia was faced with a slowing economy, sinking remittances, and inefficient tax administration. At the same time, ordinary taxpayers had to navigate arduous…

Julia Oliver, Maximilian Mareis |

[[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 |

Photo: Daniel Kozak, World Bank The first time I came to Bucharest in 2013 the Bank office offered to arrange a pick up from the airport. Being a seasoned traveler, I declined the offer. I…

Ismail Radwan |

  [[tweetable]]Public procurement is at the core of how government conducts its business. [[/tweetable]] As such, reforming procurement systems can prove transformational for development in any…

Sandro Nozadze |