Photo: World Bank Why digitize public procurement? Many countries have an opportunity to digitally transform public procurement systems to achieve enhanced efficiency, accountability, transparency…

Yolanda Tayler, Nataliya Langburd Wright |

Having spent much of my working life working with and in countries in transition, it remains painful to watch the disillusionment that so often strikes people that had the courage to change a bad…

Antonius Verheijen |

Global competition to attract foreign and domestic direct investment is so high that nearly all countries offer incentives (such as tax holidays, customs duty exemptions and subsidized loans) to…

Harald Jedlicka, Yassin Sabha |

Un agent de l’Union européenne évalue les dommages subis par un immeuble d’habitation en Ukraine. Crédit photographique : Union européenne Le constat est simple mais capital : les guerres et les…

Francis Ghesquiere |

Un representante de la Unión Europea (EU) evalúa los daños en un edificio de departamentos en Ucrania. Crédito: UE. Es una idea simple pero esencial: las guerras y los desastres están vinculados,…

Francis Ghesquiere |

شريك من الاتحاد الأوروبي يقيّم أضرارا لحقت بمبنى سكني في أوكرانيا. تصوير: الاتحاد الأوروبي إنها فكرة بسيطة لكنها أساسية: الحروب مرتبطة بالكوارث، ويجب دراسة هذه الروابط لتحسين حياة ملايين البشر حول…

Francis Ghesquiere |

A partner from the EU assesses damage to an apartment building in Ukraine. Photo credit: EU It’s a simple yet essential idea: war and disaster are linked, and these links must be examined to…

Francis Ghesquiere |

Syrian refugee students listen to their school teacher during math classes.  Photo © Dominic Chavez/World Bank ​In Europe, the year 2015 will be remembered as the year of the “refugee crisis.”…

Christian Bodewig |

University students at a laboratory. Photo: Nafise Motlaq / World Bank This week I was invited to speak at The Economist’s Higher Education Forum in New York to share my thoughts on how higher…

Harry A. Patrinos |

Bien souvent, quand on discute entre amis, les données sont les grandes absentes : « C'est un problème vraiment énorme ! » Mais « énorme » à quel point, exactement ? Il est fort probable que…

Nagaraja Rao Harshadeep |