This blog post is part of a series for the 'Bureaucracy Lab', a World Bank initiative to better understand the world's public officials and explores a range of approaches to…

Daniel Rogger |

Indonesia has emerged as a force to be reckoned with, growing to be the fourth most populous country in the world and more than halving poverty from the turn of the century until today. However,…

Juul Pinxten, Steisianasari Mileiva |

Four ministers of social issues from Ecuador recently visited Peru to learn the details of these advances and to discuss how to address the problem of malnutrition in their country.

Nelson Gutiérrez |

Around 40 percent of the world’s stunted children live in South Asia, yet public policy and financing to address it has been insufficient. SAFANSI held a knowledge-sharing event on stunting where…

Hera Diani |

Here are 7 things you need to know about taxing sugar-sweetened beverages.

Ceren Ozer |

The implementation of SDGs can be in jeopardy if disaster risk finance is not considered.

Alfonso Garcia Mora |

East Asia Pacific’s (EAP) strong economic performance over the past few decades has significantly benefited and empowered women in the region, bringing better health and education and greater…

Victoria Kwakwa |

Also available in: Español Photo: Max Souffriau/Flickr Over 10 million people now live in the Lima Metropolitan Area, equivalent to about 1/3 of Peru’s total population. As the number of residents…

Sofía Guerrero Gámez, Irene Portabales González, Ana Rodriguez Coteron, Lincoln Flor |

Almost daily, headlines in the world’s leading newspapers are full of examples of public sector failures: public money is mismanaged or outright misused; civil servants are not motivated or are…

Jana Kunicova |

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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 |