En 1987, toute juste inscrite à la LSE, j’ouvrais mon premier compte en banque. Grâce à cet acte apparemment anodin, j’allais devenir l’unique responsable de la gestion de mon budget, de mes…

Kristalina Georgieva |

Construction of a sky train in Bangkok, Thailand. Photo: Seksan Pipattanatikanunt/World Bank In the past, procurement (purchasing) was not considered to be a specialist function but one of the…

Adu-Gyamfi Abunyewa |

Building seawalls. Photo: Lauren Day/World Bank The first ever meeting of the Heads of Procurement of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) took place on June 20-21 in Barbados with…

Shaun Moss |

[[tweetable]]When it comes to responding to disasters, time is of the essence.[[/tweetable]] Help needs to come immediately to save lives; recovery and reconstruction have to start swiftly to…

Zuzana Stanton-Geddes, Jolanta Kryspin-Watson |

In Mali, residents of Timbuktu take part in the maintenance of the Djingareyber Mosque, a World Heritage Site, applying traditional repair techniques. (Tiecoura Ndaou / UN Photo) Imagine a city…

Sameh Wahba, Barbara Minguez Garcia |

Entering data. Photo: World Bank In the fiscal transparency arena, people often hear two conflicting claims. First, governments complain that few people take advantage of fiscal information that…

Paolo de Renzio, Massimo Mastruzzi |

Students at Beijing Bayi High School in China. Photo: World Bank In 1950, the average working-age person in the world had  almost three years of education, but in East Asia and Pacific (EAP), the…

Michael Crawford |

Building earthquake-resistant housing in Peru. Photo: USAID/OFDA, Auriana Koutnik/Flickr When a hurricane, earthquake or other natural disaster strikes a poor country, families too often suffer a…

Luis Triveno, Niels Holm-en |

On ne mettra pas fin à l’extrême pauvreté sans briser le cercle vicieux de la fragilité et du conflit   À l’horizon 2030, plus de la moitié des individus les plus démunis du monde vivront dans des…

Sri Mulyani Indrawati |

Por primera vez en la historia, la cantidad de personas que viven en extrema pobreza ha bajado a menos del 10 %. El mundo nunca ha tenido metas tan ambiciosas en materia de desarrollo como sucede…

Sri Mulyani Indrawati |