OpenStreetMap of Kenya Kenya is well known for its innovation in technology, particularly mobile technology in cash transfers. These innovations have largely been championed by the private sector…

Rose Wanjiru |

A teacher giving a presentation in Conarky, Guinea. Photo: Dominic Chavez/World Bank The concept of engaging with citizen is a funny one - so simple and obvious, it’s hard not to roll your eyes…

Fanny Hattery, Kaori Oshima |

Photo: Nugroho Nurdikiawan Sunjoyo / World Bank The trope of a government office worker, discontent with their work, grumbling about paperwork and administrative tasks, is a cliché. An equally…

Hélène Pfeil |

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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 |

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 |

Women are agents of change in Bihar, India. Photo: World Bank  Empowering women in a society is essentially a process of uplifting the economic, social and political status of women and the…

Farah Zahir |

Photo: Mohammad Al-Arief/The World Bank. 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…

Andrew Wainer |

  Photo © Dominic Chavez/World Bank On 30 January 2018 the International Budget Partnership (IBP) will release the Open Budget Survey 2017 – the latest round of the world’s only independent and…

Vivek Ramkumar |

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 |

Graphic: Nicholas Nam/World Bank Delivering pension or disability services may sound mundane, but if you have seen the recent award-winning movie,  I, Daniel Blake, it is anything but. As the film…

Jana Kunicova, Zubair Bhatti, Aziza Umarova |