Graphic by Nicholas Nam Rapid technological change and growing expectations of citizens are elevating the importance of digital innovation for governments around the world. The World Bank Group,…

Nicholas Nam |

Credit: Kentoh/Shutterstock Billions of people around the world are barely aware of their participation in a trillion-dollar data market. Its growth and impact has been accelerated by the easier…

Siddhartha Raja, Tatiana Nadyseva |

Graphic: Nicholas Nam/World Bank A sub-Saharan African tax commissioner went to buy a bicycle for his son. The seller asked if he would like to get a receipt and pay a 15 percent higher price, or…

Rajul Awasthi, Jim Brumby |

In October, hundreds of representatives of civil society organizations, public and private sector representatives, journalists and international organizations gathered in Copenhagen for the 18th…

Laura Pop |

Photo: Simone D. McCourtie / World Bank Editor's note: This blog post is part of a series for the 'Bureaucracy Lab', a World Bank initiative to better understand the world's…

Daniel Rogger |

AI and data have the potential to prevent corruption. Graphic: Nicholas Nam/World Bank [[tweetable]]The amount of goods and services that governments purchase to discharge their official business…

Vinay Sharma |

Enhancing the taxation system in a fair, transparent, and efficient way in the new digital world is essential for countries looking to invest in their human capital, said Karishma Vaswani,…

Ravi Kumar |

Also available in: Français  Photo: Arne Hoel/World Bank There’s no question that agriculture is critical to Africa’s biggest development goals. It is fundamental for poverty reduction, economic…

Simeon Ehui |

Photo: Mohammad Al-Arief/The World Bank. Editor’s note: The findings, interpretations and conclusions expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the view of the World…

Andrew Wainer |

Also available in: Français Graphic: World Bank Group Taxation plays a fundamental role in effectively raising and allocating domestic resources for governments to deliver essential public…

Jan Walliser |