In this paper, the authors discuss how decision-making in the public policy sphere is influenced by three overlapping contexts: institutional, group, and individual.

Joana Sousa Lourenco, Renos Vakis, Laura De Castro Zoratto |

Governance is the effective result of a social contract between the state & the citizen – sometimes explicit, but more often implied. This mutually beneficial agreement is is predicated on…

Vinay Sharma, Felipe Goya |

Institutions matter for growth and prosperity, today more than ever. What specific set of institutions are optimal or desirable for economic growth? Do countries need to build strong institutions…

Alma Kanani, Marco Larizza |

Civil society organizations, advocacy groups and private citizens increasingly use courts to hold governments accountable for their climate inaction.

Xenia Kirchhofer |

Mobile government (mGov) offers developing countries several benefits for their citizens including financial inclusion, wider access to services and improved government social accountability.

Khuram Farooq, Peter Kustor |

Facing the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, governments around the world have set up various coordination mechanisms at the center of government (COG) to facilitate pandemic response.

Jana Kunicova, Jim Brumby |

Improving revenue administration could play in strengthening domestic resource mobilization while supporting sustainable forest management.

Amanda Robbins, Emily Kallaur |

This blog post is part of a series for the 'Bureaucracy Lab', a World Bank initiative to better understand the world's public officials and explores a range of approaches to…

Daniel Rogger |

Here are 7 things you need to know about taxing sugar-sweetened beverages.

Ceren Ozer |