Graphic by Nicholas Nam Rapid technological change and growing expectations of citizens are elevating the importance of digital innovation for governments around the world. The World Bank Group,…

Nicholas Nam |

In October, hundreds of representatives of civil society organizations, public and private sector representatives, journalists and international organizations gathered in Copenhagen for the 18th…

Laura Pop |

The irony was hard to miss.
Last month, leaders from the public and private sectors, civil society, international organizations, academia, and the media met at the International Anti-…

Anders Hjorth Agerskov |

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 |

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India - which spends an estimated 20% of GDP on public procurement - has been struggling with the challenges of decentralized procurement of commonly used items for quite a…

Shanker Lal |

On June 27-28, 2018, the World Bank's "States of Disruption" Conference brought together thought leaders and practitioners across several thematic areas to explore the ideas shaping…

Nicholas Nam |

Photo: World Bank Why digitize public procurement? Many countries have an opportunity to digitally transform public procurement systems to achieve enhanced efficiency, accountability, transparency…

Yolanda Tayler, Nataliya Langburd Wright |

School children in Nepal. Graphic: Nicholas Nam/World Bank [[tweetable]]Thirty years ago, almost everyone in Nepal — except for a few professionals and business people — would have been classified…

Ravi Kumar |

NANKANA SAHIB: PAKISTAN. Photo: Visual News Associates / World Bank The challenge with procuring a high volume of low-value goods is keeping the transaction costs down while still delivering the…

Khalid Bin Anjum |

Editor’s note: The findings, interpretations and conclusions expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the view of the World Bank Group, its Board of Directors or…

Rajiv Joshi |