Kazakhstan. Photo: Kubat Sydykov / World Bank How large is the share of public procurement to GDP in middle-income and low-income countries and how it is evolving? If sizable, can public…

Simeon Djankov, Federica Saliola, Asif Islam |

When you think of Bhutan, you typically think of the tall mountains of the Himalayas, or you think of this nation adding the ‘Gross National Happiness’, or GNH indicator onto the global…

Hartwig Schafer |

An overhaul of Dispute Boards looks to prevent delays in the creation of new infrastructure, such as the construction of roads and railways. Photo: Simone D. McCourtie / World Bank A significant…

Shanker Lal |

Financial technology — or FinTech — is changing the financial sector on a global scale. It is also enabling the expansion of financial services to low-income families who have been unable to…

Joaquim Levy |

Intellectual property (IP) protection is a heavily debated issue particularly in the developing world, as many formerly poor countries have experienced rapid economic growth and now represent…

Aparajita Goyal |

Stitches to Riches? The Potential of Apparel Manufacturing in South Asia In the coming years and decades, China is expected to slowly relinquish its lead position in the global apparel market,…

Gladys Lopez-Acevedo |

Daily chores of rural women in Himachal Pradesh. Photo Credit: Michael Foley on Flickr Creative Commons

Maitreyi Bordia Das |

Photo Credit: Oliver Jammes The concept of “Gross National Happiness” has been long discussed, debated, understated, overstated or seen as a gimmick. Now what is really Gross National Happiness?…

Genevieve Boyreau |

Milk collection center - India. Photo: National Dairy Development Board India is the world’s largest producer as well as consumer of milk and milk products. India nevertheless faces a shortage of…

Shanker Lal |

This is a guest blog written by Dawn Duhaney of the Open Data Institute.  When discussing openness and transparency in government, it would be easy to imagine countries like India and Ukraine have…

Dawn Duhaney |