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 |

Le financement des risques de catastrophe est au cœur même des Objectifs de développement durable. En fait, c'est un aspect si crucial que leur réalisation pourrait être compromise si l'…

Alfonso Garcia Mora |

As the world rushes to reduce the negative impacts of climate change, ambitious sub-national actors are rising to the fore. The recent One Planet Summit exemplifies this trend. Earlier this month…

Prashant Kapoor, Marc Forni |

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 |

Photo: shplendid | Flickr Creative Commons Talk of trade tariffs and heightened geopolitical tensions are dominating news headlines recently. As developed economies consider escalating…

Mark Moseley |

También disponible en: English | Français  | العربية| Русский Muchos de los actuales y cada vez más complejos desafíos del desarrollo, desde la rápida expansión urbana al cambio climático, la…

Klaus Deininger |

Egalement disponible en : English |​ Español  | العربية ​ Urbanisation galopante, changement climatique, résilience aux catastrophes naturelles, inclusion sociale… L’équation du développement se…

Klaus Deininger |

In Gaile Parkin's novel Baking Cakes in Kigali, two women living in Kigali, Rwanda – Angel and Sophie – argue over the salary paid to a development worker: "Perhaps these big…

David Evans |

As the world becomes increasingly urbanized, the number of megacities is growing rapidly. Today there are 37 cities worldwide with populations of greater than 10 million, and 84 with populations…

Philip E. Karp, Peter Ellis, Barjor Mehta |