The World Bank Group’s Enterprise Surveys (ES) evaluate the quality of the business environment in an economy by asking a series of questions that capture both the experiences and perceptions of…

David Francis, Asif Islam |

Source: Branko Milanovic If you thought the wealth gap was vast between the miser Ebenezer Scrooge and the oppressed Bob Cratchit in “A Christmas Carol, ” then lend a Christmastime thought for the…

Christopher Colford |

The private sector has long been a major player in infrastructure projects around the globe. Its contribution is important on many levels: besides making financial, technical and managerial…

David Lawrence |

Somalia has the reputation of being a mysterious and conflict-ridden land. Who hasn’t heard of the infamous “Black Hawk down” episode, the militant group al-Shabaab or the pirates off the Somali…

Steve Utterwulghe |

Open data for economic growth continues to create buzz in all circles.  We wrote about it ourselves on this blog site earlier in the year.  You can barely utter the phrase without somebody…

Alla Morrison, Prasanna Lal Das |

版本: English 我时不时地问我的尼泊尔,他们为何不开办企业,尤其是在拥有开办企业所需资金的情况下。每个人都面临的一个常见障碍是不得不向政府官员行贿。 这种现象并不是尼泊尔特有的。世界银行近期发布的一份报告《腐败推动因素》称, 发展中国家受腐败影响的程度一般要高于发达国家。 本文中给出的六幅图反映了全世界企业遭受腐败影响的情况。这些图根据世界银行企业调查小组对135个国家的1.…

拉维•库马尔 |

The World Bank’s Public-Private Partnership Group and Public-Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility report that total private participation in infrastructure (PPI) fell in the transportation…

David Lawrence |

At times, I ask my friends in Nepal, why they would not launch a business, especially when they have funds. A common obstacle for everyone is that they say you have to bribe government officials…

Ravi Kumar |

Follow the money, and you’ll find out how and why corruption has become "Public Enemy Number One" for those who are promoting global development – as crony capitalists in the private…

Christopher Colford |

Infrastructure bottlenecks have created seemingly perpetual traffic jams in and around São Paulo. Photo credit: Marcelo Camargo/ABr. There’s a lot of time for innovative thought when you’re stuck…

Cara Santos Pianesi |