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 |

How can data be used to improve disease outbreak warning, urban planning, air quality, or agricultural production? Seven winning projects, which will receive support from the third round of…

World Bank Data Team |

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 |

© Alemayehu A. Ambel / World Bank The Central Statistical Agency (CSA) in collaboration with the World Bank’s Living Standards Measurement Study (LSMS) team launched the third wave (2015–16) of…

Vini Vaid, Alemayehu A. Ambel |

 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 |

© Curt Carnemark / World Bank The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) in collaboration with the World Bank’s Living Standards Measurement Study (LSMS) team launched the third wave (2015–16) of the…

Vini Vaid, Amparo Palacios-Lopez, Kevin McGee |