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

Ceren Ozer |

The future is uncertain. It’s hard to know exactly how our climate will change. That means there is also deep uncertainty around its impacts on flooding, the most prevalent disaster worldwide. [[…

Adeline Choy, Zuzana Stanton-Geddes, Jolanta Kryspin-Watson |

Challenge funds can help harness technology for development – here, a team from the international Water Management Institute (IWMI) shows off an open source mobile weather station developed for…

Amal Ali, Emma Phillips |

Photo: Jonathan Meddings | Flickr Creative Commons The United Kingdom has been a leading player in the development of Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) since the inception of the Private Finance…

Michael Walker |

حين تفكر في البحر الكاريبي، تقفز إلى خاطرك صورة السماء الصحوة والشواطئ الخلابة. غير أن تلك المياه اللازوردية تخفي وراءها تاريخا يتعلق بزواج القاصرات، إنها ممارسة لاتزال مستمرة في مختلف أرجاء…

كافيل جوزيف |

Innovation is the Holy Grail of governance practitioners worldwide – but, when it comes to public-sector management, is there truly a “science of delivery”? Politics is “the art of the possible…

Christopher Colford |

All of the parties involved in public-private partnership (PPP) transactions – including both governments and project developers – frequently express concern over the time and expense involved in…

Mark Moseley |

Street scene in Delmas, Haiti “Plantain nu eat like rice” — a Caribbean saying roughly translated as “Make do with what is available to you” — applies to the region’s experience with public-…

Luciana Guimaraes Drummond E Silva |

In my last blog post, I showed that while governments are increasingly using the technology to demonstrate that services are improving, their efforts risk being undermined by “gaming” – in other…

Willy McCourt |

Governments are under pressure to show their ever more educated and informed citizens that schools, hospitals and other public services are getting better. Traditionally, they have done that by…

Willy McCourt |