In its commitment to more openness, the Nigerian government launched a financial transparency policy and web portal to provide the public with greater insight into government expenditures.

Benjamin Holzman, Desteo Mugabi |

One of the more unusual places I’ve visited through my work is a veterinary and livestock training farm in the Ganja region in western Azerbaijan. As a devoted animal lover, I relished the…

Tako Kobakhidze |

Одно из самых необычных мест, в котором я побывала благодаря своей работе, – это ветеринарное и животноводческое учебное хозяйство в Гянджинском районе на западе Азербайджана.

Tako Kobakhidze |

It’s a cold spring day in Baku, and several students from Azerbaijan State Oil and Industry University (ASOIU) are huddled around a laptop trying to project an image onto their classroom wall.  …

Igor Kheyfets, Naveed Hassan Naqvi |

Холодным весенним днем в Баку несколько студентов из Азербайджанского государственного университета нефти и промышленности (АГУНП) столпились вокруг ноутбука, пытаясь спроецировать изображение на…

Igor Kheyfets, Naveed Hassan Naqvi |

Entering data. Photo: World Bank In the fiscal transparency arena, people often hear two conflicting claims. First, governments complain that few people take advantage of fiscal information that…

Paolo de Renzio, Massimo Mastruzzi |

 Photo © Dominic Chavez/World Bank Performance budgeting (PB) has a deep and enduring appeal. What government would not want to allocate resources in a way that fosters efficiency, effectiveness,…

Donald Moynihan, Ivor Beazley |

Я была весьма заинтригована выводами последнего Обзора экономики Европы и Центральной Азии, с особым акцентом на «Поляризацию и популизм». Как руководитель программы по региону Южного Кавказа,…

Genevieve Boyreau |

I was quite intrigued by the findings of the latest Europe and Central Asia Economic Update, with its special focus on "Polarization and Populism". As Program Leader for the South…

Genevieve Boyreau |

City of Boston skyline. Photo credit: Mattias Rosenkranz 2016.  A new year and a new emphasis on data-driven performance for local government.  Cities are accelerating at a fast pace to put data…

Alice Lloyd |