Open source software can help improve government efficiency and transparency while speeding up innovation in the public sector. GovTech nations, such as Singapore, are using open source solutions…

Lesly Goh, Kai Kaiser, Nataliya Langburd Wright |

The archetype of the strong African woman standing as an unmoving pillar of her community is one that transcends national borders on the African continent. While in the past, this image often…

Nayé Bathily |

L’image de la femme africaine comme pilier inamovible de sa communauté est un archétype qui transcende les frontières nationales. Et qui s’est longtemps arrêté au seuil du monde de l’entreprise ou…

Nayé Bathily |

يعاني العديد من البلدان النامية من وجود فجوات كبيرة في نصيب الفرد من تغطية البنية التحتية. على سبيل المثال، لا يزيد نصيب الفرد من قدرات توليد الكهرباء في هذه البلدان على خُمس نظيره في الاقتصادات…

Joaquim Levy, Zamir Iqbal |

Photo: World Bank Why digitize public procurement? Many countries have an opportunity to digitally transform public procurement systems to achieve enhanced efficiency, accountability, transparency…

Yolanda Tayler, Nataliya Langburd Wright |

Also available in: Mongolian | Chinese     As we approach the 9th World Urban Forum in Kuala Lumpur next week, one of the essential challenges in implementing the New Urban Agenda that governments…

Abhas Jha |

More and more courts are going digital. But does this improve judicial performance?   Legal literature on ‘e-justice’ seems to think so. So too does the World Development Report, ‘Digital…

Georgia Harley, Agnes Said |

More and more courts are going digital. But does this improve judicial performance?   Legal literature on ‘e-justice’ seems to think so. So too does the World Development Report, ‘Digital…

Georgia Harley, Agnes Said |

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 |