Graphic: Nicholas Nam/World Bank Delivering pension or disability services may sound mundane, but if you have seen the recent award-winning movie,  I, Daniel Blake, it is anything but. As the film…

Jana Kunicova, Zubair Bhatti, Aziza Umarova |

Photo: yuttana Contributor Studio / Shutterstock.com Most of us carry out research and report our findings with the expectation—or at least a hope—of an audience.   Yet fewer amongst us are…

Deblina Saha |

Many countries are experiencing urbanization within the context of increased decentralization and fiscal adjustment. This puts sub-national entities (local governments, utilities and state-owned…

Kirti Devi, Luciana Guimaraes Drummond e Silva |

Mexico created over 60, 000 jobs between 1993 to 2000 upgrading the apparel value chain from assembly to direct distribution to customers.  (Photo: Maria Fleischmann / World Bank) As we discussed…

Ruchira Kumar |

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 |

Photo: Jonathan Meddings | Flickr Creative Commons The United Kingdom has been a leading player in the development of Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) since the inception of the Private Finance…

Michael Walker |

Photo: SkyPics Studio/Shutterstock Data on the sharing economy (Uber, Airbnb and so on) are scarce, but a recent study estimates that the revenue growth of these platforms has been dramatic. In…

Hernan Winkler |

Also available in: Français  Land and property lie at the center of many of today’s pressing development challenges. Consider that at most 10% of land in rural Africa is reliably registered. At…

Klaus Deininger |

Alors que nous célébrons la Journée internationale des femmes, rappelons que l’égalité entre les sexes n’est pas un concept auquel on penserait une fois par an mais bien un enjeu qui doit nous…

Anabel Gonzalez |

Du 15 mars au 26 avril, l’Open Learning Campus de la Banque mondiale consacre un cours en ligne gratuit et ouvert à tous au potentiel de la participation citoyenne pour le développement (a). Ce…

Sheila Jagannathan, Jeff Thindwa, Nina Bhatt |