The World Bank is working to ensure that contractual disputes that have risen due to disruptions are minimized in the development projects that will eventually resume.

Shanker Lal |

In order to bolster investor confidence and capitalize on emerging opportunities during the COVID-19 recovery India must showcase its preparedness—not only by putting a lid on the outbreak, but…

Aman Hans |

India’s agriculture sector—including animal husbandry, forestry, and fishing—has always been one of the country’s core economic sectors, accounting for about 16 percent of India’s GDP and…

Aman Hans |

Blog reader: “Dan! The government is one big system. Why didn’t your blog on the latest research on the quality of governance take this into account?” Dan (Rogger): “Well, typically frontier…

Daniel Rogger |

Women are agents of change in Bihar, India. Photo: World Bank  Empowering women in a society is essentially a process of uplifting the economic, social and political status of women and the…

Farah Zahir |

Photo: Carol Mitchell | Flickr Creative Commons As the backbone of development, infrastructure provides vital support for the twin goals of poverty reduction and shared prosperity. Considering the…

Caren Grown |

Photo: CIFOR | Flickr Creative Commons  Africa is a continent rich in natural resources and boasts a large young, ambitious, and entrepreneurial-minded population. Harnessed properly, these…

Fida Rana, Chidi Izuwah |

Photo: Adam Cohn | Flickr Creative Commons India, until recently the fastest growing economy in the world, realized long ago the need for developing infrastructure to fuel its growth. The…

Deblina Saha |

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: Simone D. McCourtie / World Bank As I have blogged earlier, the World Bank is supporting Procurement Observatories in India. Procurement Observatories are civil society organizations, whose…

Shanker Lal |