Photo © Dominic Chavez/World Bank Over the last couple of years a small team of us have worked on an initiative to incorporate the regular, systematic feedback of citizens into the design and…

Soren Gigler |

The Tunisian revolution has spawned a butterfly effect, very specific to its context. On the ground, events have continued to evolve, contributing to a revolution within the Tunisian…

Aicha Karafi |

Let me explain why the World Bank is optimistic for Moldova.  Reason for optimism number 1. On the edge of the largest market in the world - the European Union - and with labour costs a tiny…

Alex Kremer |

Discussing public services in Pakistan. Credit: GSP/MDTF/2013 I arrived in Pakistan right after the third round of local elections held in most provinces on December 5. ​This was the first local…

Ming Zhang |

“The Paris of the Middle East”, “the Switzerland of the Middle East”, “the Pearl of the Mediterranean”, all these descriptions are used to paint a magical image of Lebanon and its capital city,…

Wissam Harake |

“I wish that I had had this [report] when I started. . . . It has some great things that we found out over a long period time –  in many cases, through trial and error. And so, when I read it, I…

Ceci Sager |

As the year is coming to an end, we wanted to thank our readers for contributing, commenting, and sharing our blog posts! We wanted to curate to some of the best blog posts from 2015 in hope to…

Ravi Kumar |

Panoramic cityscape of Karachi in Pakistan. Karachi’s urbanization has had a physical impact on surrounding cities, creating sprawling and underleveraged agglomerations Credit: World Bank With…

Jessica Rachel Schmidt |

Stanley K. Kamau is the Director of Kenya’s PPP Unit and is responsible for overall coordination, promotion, and oversight implementation of the country’s PPP program. Appointed in early 2010, he…

Stanley K. Kamau |

[[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 |