Photo: www.istockphoto.com (Also available in Spanish) Many observers predict that this week’s G-20 Summit in Seoul will be remembered mainly as a dance of…

Shahrokh Fardoust, Claudia Sepúlveda |

As a Chinese working on public sector governance and living in India, I'm often asked to compare the two governing systems, the largest democracy in the world and the largest non-democracy in…

Yongmei Zhou |

Africa's Infrastructure: A Time for Transformation Yesterday in New York I attended a discussion on infrastructure in Africa. As co-author of the Africa Infrastructure Country Diagnostic, I…

Vivien Foster |

Yesterday’s side-event at the U.N. summit on the Millennium Development Goals on “Scaling up Africa’s infrastructure to meet the MDGs” was unusual for three reasons. 

Shanta Devarajan |

The Toolkit for Public-Private Partnerships in Roads and Highways is intended to be a key reference guide for public authorities in developing countries for the development of their PPP programs…

Anna Barbone |

Over the last decade or so, the World Bank has made considerable investments in carrying out firm-level surveys that can be compared across countries and over time. What have we learned from all…

Ryan Hahn |

The PPI Database (http://ppi.worldbank.org/) contains 25 years of data on private participation in infrastructure in 137 countries.

Anna Barbone |

Have you ever been to a foreign city and not been able to figure out the names of the stations or directions of that city’s metro? Did you feel completely lost and upset with whoever designed the…

Julie Babinard |

The book ‘Stories I Stole’ was written by the English author Wendell Steavenson, who lived in the South Caucasus’ – mainly Georgia – from 1998 to 2001. This was a turbulent time, with great…

Chris Bennett |

“There was no secret, we had no choice but to take chance and sail into rough waters”- Lee Kuan Yew Singapore is an inspiration to Sri Lanka and other developing countries in terms of economic…

Chathurika Hettiarachichi |