It takes a lot to do a first Public-Private Partnership (PPP) well. In the past 12 months, we witnessed the successful financial close of two landmark PPPs: the Tibar Bay Port PPP—a first for…

Jemima Sy |

As recently as 2006, Timor-Leste was in crisis. Only a few years into independence, the country was torn by riots and political turmoil. Not surprisingly, its business climate was one of the…

Christopher Bleakley |

When I arrived in Tunis almost a year ago, one of my colleagues at the World Bank office tried to explain to me how the rules in effect had made it impossible to export high-quality olive oil. I…

Antonius Verheijen |

Quand je suis arrivé à Tunis il y a presque un an, un de mes collègues au bureau de la Banque Mondiale a essayé de m’expliquer comment les règles en vigueur avaient rendu impossible d’exporter de…

Antonius Verheijen |

Pour entretenir la dynamique de ces réformes, il est essentiel de poursuivre le dialogue et les échanges entre pairs sur les bienfaits et les difficultés associés à la transparence budgétaire. Le…

Renaud Seligmann, Lida Bteddini |

ن مواصلة الحوار والنقاش بين النظراء حول المزايا والتحديات المحيطة بشفافية المالية العامة أمر أساسي لاستمرار الزخم في الإصلاح. لقد حان وقت العمل- ولدى العالم العربي الفرصة لكي ينتقل من التخلف عن…

Renaud Seligmann, ليدا بتديني |

Continuing the dialogue and peer-to-peer exchange on the benefits and challenges to fiscal transparency is essential to sustaining the momentum for reform. The time for action is now — the Arab…

Renaud Seligmann, Lida Bteddini |

Photo: David Lawrence / World Bank Group One September afternoon, my boss, Pankaj Gupta, popped his head into my office. He had some ideas about how the novel use of guarantees might help solve a…

Richard MacGeorge |

I had the privilege recently to spend an unscheduled hour of discussion with a group of young Tunisians who were visiting our offices. As often, on these occasions it is hard not to get captured…

Antonius Verheijen |

حالفني الحظ بقضاء ساعة في نقاش لم يكن مخططا له مع مجموعة من الشباب التونسي الذين كانوا يزورون مكاتبنا. وكما هو الحال في كثير من هذه المناسبات، من الصعب ألا يعجب المرء بمستوى الطاقة والحماس اللتين…

توني فيرهيجن |