[[tweetable]]What’s a major challenge for Romanian taxpayers?[[/tweetable]] They spend hours waiting in line at tax offices.   In March 2014, with support of the World Bank, a Delivery Unit (DU)…

Andrea Sitarova, Alberto Leyton |

The White Nile in South Sudan. Photo by Steve Utterwulghe. As I was landing in Juba, the bustling capital of South Sudan, I couldn’t help but reminisce about my days working in Khartoum for the UN…

Steve Utterwulghe, Patrick Banya |

A team of NAFA young professionals receives an award in recognition for their work to help Romanians register and pay taxes online [[tweetable]]Nobody likes paying taxes.[[/tweetable]] But taxes…

Ismail Radwan |

This blog originally appeared on the World Bank's Governance for Development Blog, which informs and stimulates debate on how governments can help end poverty and boost shared prosperity. The…

Laura De Castro Zoratto, Courtney Price Ivins |

 Photo: Curt Carnemark / World Bank Crises in access to water are making headlines around the world. Among difficult policy pathways to respond, convincing people to change their behavior and…

Laura De Castro Zoratto, Courtney Price Ivins |

Students using new high-speed Internet in Tonga. Photo: World Bank Group For private financiers, official government support to information and communications technology (ICT) projects might seem…

Jeff Delmon |

Photo: Daniel Kozak, World Bank The first time I came to Bucharest in 2013 the Bank office offered to arrange a pick up from the airport. Being a seasoned traveler, I declined the offer. I…

Ismail Radwan |

  Overview of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Photo: Arne Hoel / World Bank Last month I met with ministers and local officials in Addis Ababa to explore areas where we, at the World Bank, can help build…

Mario Marcel |

Sub-Saharan Arica has launched a new wave of “special economic zones” (SEZs), with more and more countries establishing or planning to establish SEZs or industrial parks. However, can Africa…

Cecile Fruman, Douglas Zhihua Zeng |

过去二十年来,经济增长已帮助全球10亿人摆脱了极度贫困,但目前尚有10亿人生活在极度贫困之中,11亿人未用上电,25亿人未用上环境卫生设施。对这些人而言,经济增长尚不具备足够包容性。 此外,经济增长是以牺牲环境为代价实现的。尽管环境退化对每个人都造成了影响,但贫困人口更易遭受极端天气事件、洪灾和气候变化影响。   发展专家、政策制定者以及世界银行等发展机构已总结出了一大经验:要成功终结贫困…

英卓华 |