In my last blog post, I showed that while governments are increasingly using the technology to demonstrate that services are improving, their efforts risk being undermined by “gaming” – in other…

Willy McCourt |

Governments are under pressure to show their ever more educated and informed citizens that schools, hospitals and other public services are getting better. Traditionally, they have done that by…

Willy McCourt |

Informed decision-making is crucial to the success of policies and reforms that foster growth and prosperity. So, how can we help decision makers make better decisions?
 

Marcela Rozo, Felipe Estefan, Luis Vélez Pretelt |

Change is what development is all about. The hard part, as the well-chosen title of a new World Bank book makes clear, is persuading the right kind of change to put down roots and flourish.…

Heather Lyne de Ver |

​Small and medium sized companies are the backbone of Latin America’s economy. They represent more than 90 percent of all enterprises in the region, generating over half of all jobs and a quarter…

Irene Arias |

The Middle East and North Africa region has a large diaspora. According to the latest United Nations estimates, 11 million citizens from the MENA countries lived abroad in 2013. Many of the…

Mariem Mezghenni Malouche |

La région Moyen-Orient et Afrique du Nord compte une vaste diaspora. Selon les dernières estimations des Nations Unies, 11 millions de citoyens originaires des pays de cette région vivaient à l’…

Mariem Mezghenni Malouche |

يعيش عدد كبير من مواطني منطقة الشرق الأوسط وشمال أفريقيا خارج أوطانهم. وطبقا لتقديرات الأمم المتحدة، كان هناك 11 مليون مواطن من الشرق الأوسط وشمال أفريقيا يعيشون في الخارج عام 2013. ويشغل العديد…

مريم مزغني مالوش |

A former hotel owner in one of the region’s major cities, who wants to remain anonymous, tells a story that should have had a happy ending. Her 40-room hotel was doing well. It had built a…

Marc Schiffbauer |

A former hotel owner in one of the region’s major cities, who wants to remain anonymous, tells a story that should have had a happy ending. Her 40-room hotel was doing well. It had built a…

Marc Schiffbauer |