The Government of Kenya, with the help from the World Bank, is providing Kenyan youth with more agency and a platform to voice their thoughts and concerns about how budget is spent.

Claire Davanne |

Madagascar's tax collection as a share of GDP is just under 11 percent. Poor compliance by citizens who owe taxes remains a major reason for low tax collection. Mobile text reminders had a…

Tiago Carneiro Peixoto, Herilala Axel Fanomezantsoa, Fredrik Sjoberg, Jonathan Mellon |

Women’s property rights are essential for women’s empowerment. Equal access to property ownership and inheritance is associated with greater female labor force participation...

Nayda L. Almodóvar-Reteguis |

A new report examines case studies of successful biodigester programs and discusses how agriculture programs can support the expansion of clean cooking technologies.

Katie Kennedy Freeman |

“We are truly free, and as long as the tractor is working and helping us generate income, there’s no going back.” On my recent trip to Chad, I was impressed by the optimism and confidence of women…

Annette Dixon |

Nigeria joined the Open Government Partnership in 2016 and made commitments to improve fiscal transparency and public participation in the budgeting process. The World Bank is supporting the…

Stephen Davenport, Kristina Aquino |

In the past five years alone, public debt in the poorest countries has increased from 36% of GDP to 51% of GDP.

Ceyla Pazarbasioglu |