Photo Credit: Myxi via Flickr Creative Commons License In our last post, we highlighted a few examples of the innovative organizational structures that institutional investors have created to more…

Michael Bennon, Rajiv Sharma |

While 85 percent of participating OGP countries have digitized their public records, only 16 percent are storing them in secure, professionally managed digital repositories. On April 22 and April…

Anne Thurston, Victoria L. Lemieux |

Mobile phone used by vegetable vendor in the Biombo region of Guinea Bissau.  Photo: Arne Hoel Government reformers and development practitioners in the open government space are experiencing the…

Stephen Davenport, Tiago Carneiro Peixoto |

Photo: State Committee on Property Issues of Azerbaijan Republic I recently had the opportunity to see the mobile offices run by the State Service for the Registration of Real Estate (SSRRE) of…

Victoria Stanley |

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 |

Photo: Global Environment Facility/Flickr Waste – its generation, collection, and disposal – is a major global challenge of the 21st century. Recycling waste drives environmental sustainability by…

Martha Chen, Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez |

At this year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba in Cape Town, South Africa, leaders are not hiding their concerns about the commodities downturn. Government representatives express their…

Paulo de Sa |

A major factor holding back African development is the time it takes to transport goods within the continent. Though road conditions are poor in much of Sub-Saharan Africa, research has shown that…

Gael Raballand, Julia Oliver |

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Mohamed Keita |

It took 41 years for the fastest developing 20 countries in the 20th century to achieve basic transformations in the rule of law.  However, the World Development Report 2011 suggests that fragile…

Peter Chapman |