Ghana has suffered from large fiscal volatility around election cycles for the past two decades. This volatility has been identified as one of the key challenges for Ghana’s future development…

Michael Geiger, Arthur Mendes |

In the Africa Chief Economist’s Office, we seek to generate knowledge on key development issues around the continent. We also host the Gender Innovation Lab, which – as the name suggests –…

David Evans |

It’s financial inclusion week—a series of events exploring "the most pressing actions needed to advance financial inclusion globally"—making this a perfect time to launch the 2017 Global…

Leora Klapper, Saniya Ansar, Jake Hess |

Photo: shplendid | Flickr Creative Commons Talk of trade tariffs and heightened geopolitical tensions are dominating news headlines recently. As developed economies consider escalating…

Mark Moseley |

When I arrived in Tunis almost a year ago, one of my colleagues at the World Bank office tried to explain to me how the rules in effect had made it impossible to export high-quality olive oil. I…

Antonius Verheijen |

Quand je suis arrivé à Tunis il y a presque un an, un de mes collègues au bureau de la Banque Mondiale a essayé de m’expliquer comment les règles en vigueur avaient rendu impossible d’exporter de…

Antonius Verheijen |

Photo: Trocaire | Flickr Creative Commons In war-torn post-1991 Somalia, running water was a scarce commodity, to the misfortune of millions of people. Members of local communities rose to the…

Yolanda Tayler, Nazaneen Ismail Ali, Simeon Sahaydachny, Nataliya Langburd Wright |

Pour entretenir la dynamique de ces réformes, il est essentiel de poursuivre le dialogue et les échanges entre pairs sur les bienfaits et les difficultés associés à la transparence budgétaire. Le…

Renaud Seligmann, Lida Bteddini |

ن مواصلة الحوار والنقاش بين النظراء حول المزايا والتحديات المحيطة بشفافية المالية العامة أمر أساسي لاستمرار الزخم في الإصلاح. لقد حان وقت العمل- ولدى العالم العربي الفرصة لكي ينتقل من التخلف عن…

Renaud Seligmann, ليدا بتديني |

Continuing the dialogue and peer-to-peer exchange on the benefits and challenges to fiscal transparency is essential to sustaining the momentum for reform. The time for action is now — the Arab…

Renaud Seligmann, Lida Bteddini |