Defense budgets are not publicly available, oversight is weak, and information about hidden spending is non-existent, says Transparency International-UK (TI-UK) of defense spending by the 17...

Christine Petré |

Sub-Saharan Africa’s (SSA) impressive growth over the past decade or so has been matched by its equally impressive showing on the World Bank Group's "Doing Business" index. In 2012...

Aref Adamali, David Bridgman |

Corruption in the public sector is a multifaceted and complex phenomenon. It can take on a myriad of forms and come to light in various areas.  It ranges from petty corruption among government...

Franck Bessette |

Paving a highway in Brazil. In 2014, Brazil's  infrastructure investment commitments ​drove an overall global increase. In March we released the update from the Private Participation in...

Clive Harris |

Public procurement is a linchpin for good governance and effective public service delivery, both of which are critical to the sustainable development of Africa. In many countries throughout the...

Lindsey Marchessault, Quamrul Hasan |

One thousand years ago, the famous Arab scientist and mathematician Al-Hazen moved from Basra to Cairo to take up a new job in a neighborhood near Al-Azhar University. At the time, the Middle East...

Joulan Abdul Khalek |

Heading back from a recent mission to Ghana, I felt really proud of what we have accomplished: training 20 of the most promising local clean-tech entrepreneurs through the Green Innovators...

Julia Brethenoux |

A new global network of Climate Innovation Centers will support the most innovative private-sector solutions for climate change.   Pop quiz: What does an organic leather wallet have in common with...

Jana Malinska, Hillary Eason |

“Digitization” is a relatively niche topic in within information and communication technology (ICT), but the demand for “digitization” in the development field has grown significantly over the...

Kaoru Kimura |

Gaza. Displaced persons. Photo: © Natalia Cieslik / World Bank From civil wars in Mali and Iraq to urban crime in Central America, perceptions of injustice are central to fueling violence and...

Hassane Cisse, Betty Bigombe |