School children in Bangladesh. Photo: World Bank A healthy mix of innovation, continuous engagement, and effective implementation can bring about sustained transformation in public procurement. A…

Zafrul Islam |

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 |

Dr. Flora Lubowa is a medical officer at the Magomeni Health Center. Dar es Salaam, Tanzania: Photo Arne Hoel I have worked on public procurement and governance for most of my life. But I have…

Robert Hunja |

Inclusion is the new buzzword in international development. From promoting citizen empowerment to fostering pathways out of fragility, it is all about political processes that are more inclusive…

Alina Rocha Menocal |

See high resolution here. While countries around the world reap the benefits of an expanding digital environment, development challenges persist, adversely impacting low-income countries from…

Gina Martinez, Boris Rumenov Balabanov |

Photo credit: Jimmy Baikovicius Uruguay stands out in Latin America and the Caribbean for the significant and early progress it achieved in terms of social protection. Now gaining global attention…

Till Johannes Hartmann, Courtney Price Ivins |

Many countries around the world are working to improve women representation in the government. If you look at the data from the last 25 years to see which countries made significant progress to…

Ravi Kumar |

The invitation for new SAFE Trust Fund applications is now open until 7 March 2016What is SAFE?

Soukeyna Kane |

There is no sign that the revival of interest in adaptive and entrepreneurial approaches to development work is going tail off soon. That’s why the demand is growing for indications of how the…

David Booth |

One trillion dollars. That’s a big number. It’s hard to ignore. One trillion dollars, according to estimates by Global Financial Integrity, is the amount lost every year by developing countries…

Mario Marcel |