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. It is a well-known, if…

Rong Shi, Kerenssa Kay, Ravi Somani |

Women learn computer skills in Pakistan. Photo: Visual News Associates / World Bank Editor's note: This blog post is part of a series for the 'Bureaucracy Lab', a World Bank…

Shan Aman-Rana |

With the creation of the World Bank’s Human Capital project and launch of the Human Capital Index in October 2018 it is fitting for social accountability practitioners to ask how countries would…

Jeff Thindwa |

Photo: Simone D. McCourtie / 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…

Daniel Rogger |

 Also available in Spanish Surya and Saraswati Adhikari on their biodiverse farm, Nepal. Photo credit: Bioversity International/J. Zucker The Himalayan mountain village of Begnas sits in a valley…

M. Ann Tutwiler |

Two women in Sidama Zone, Ethiopia. Photo credit: Alan Nicol Selilah stares out over a landscape she has inhabited for 70 years. In the valley below, deep gullies scar the slopes where rains have…

Alan Nicol, Likimyelesh Nigussie |

Building drones for rainforest monitoring in Puerto Luz, Amarakaeri Communal territory, Peru. Photo: Augusto Escribens, Hivos Walk into your local Apple Store, and you can leave with a Parrot. A…

Michael Jarvis, Kai Kaiser |

Source: Bertelsmann Stiftung Sustainable development was once thought of as primarily a concern for the poorer, so-called “developing” countries. Today, with industrial civilization spreading…

Craig James Willy |

Urban cityscape.  Photo: © Curt Carnemark / World Bank With the ink barely dry on the Sustainable Development Goals, naturally the just-completed Open Government Partnership annual summit focused…

Stephen Davenport, Tiago Carneiro Peixoto |

Photo Credit: Cor Laffra Let’s assume you are a Finance Minister or ministry official of a country that has newly discovered oil or minerals. What actions lay ahead? Or, if oil and mineral…

Håvard Halland, Sridar Padmanabhan Kannan |