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 |

Powerlines in Mumbai. Photo: Simone D. McCourtie / World Bank India is the fastest-growing major economy in the world with significant Government investments in infrastructure. According to…

Shanker Lal |

 Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Photo: Tran Viet Duc / World Bank Many Bank-financed projects, especially those implementing large and complex contracts continually face high risk of implementation…

Elmas Arisoy |

Chongqing, China. Photo: Li Wenyong / World Bank Procurement is an essential aspect of World Bank operations and international development projects worldwide. The World Bank’s policy on…

Ba Liu Nguyen, Yuan Wang |

Milk collection center - India. Photo: National Dairy Development Board India is the world’s largest producer as well as consumer of milk and milk products. India nevertheless faces a shortage of…

Shanker Lal |

 Photo: © Simone D. McCourtie / World Bank In large, developing countries the government spends much of its budget on social safety net programs and building infrastructure, which involves…

Shanker Lal |

Also available in Spanish,  French and Arabic Photo credit: 5th Pillar An expatriate Indian physics professor, when traveling back home to India, found himself harassed by endless extortion…

Alice Lloyd |

Photo: CUTS International [[tweetable]]Citizen monitoring is a relatively new concept in infrastructure sector in India[[/tweetable]]. Even though the country has vibrant democracy and policy…

Shanker Lal |

Photo: John Isaac / World Bank Though the Indian government has steadily increased funding for its health sector, per capita allocation is still low; reform is thus critical to effectively utilize…

Shanker Lal |

I joined Facebook in 2007. For years, I would boast that I got all my news from Facebook and the Daily Show, an American satirical television program, which delivers fake news reports. I should be…

Sandra Moscoso |