Photo credit: Graham Crouch/World Bank In my blog “The Governance Gap – can we bridge it?”, I stressed that strengthened institutions and improved governance are especially critical for the world’…

Deborah Wetzel |

60% of urban populations will be under the age of 18 by 2030.  How can we harness youth potential as a growth engine for cities? Photo: Arne Hoel/ World Bank This week thousands of policy-makers,…

Nicole Goldin |

Data Literacy Bootcamp in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Photo: Usman Khaliq,  iDT Labs Increasing evidence suggests that, to improve accountability and promote evidence-based decision making, open…

Daniel Nogueira-Budny |

A key theme in this year’s IDA replenishment is the need to improve jobs through accelerated economic transformation. Generating more jobs and increasing productivity by creating stronger market…

Ian Walker |

Worries over Mozambique’s developmental trajectory have gained international attention  over the last 12 months. These suggest that Mozambique’s most recent phase of growth was built on shaky…

Sam Jones |

While 85 percent of participating OGP countries have digitized their public records, only 16 percent are storing them in secure, professionally managed digital repositories. On April 22 and April…

Anne Thurston, Victoria L. Lemieux |

Participants of data literacy program in Sudan. Photo: Sandra Moscoso What do you do when facing a tough decision, like buying a home or selecting the right location for your new business? What…

Sandra Moscoso |