Over the decades, the question of who participates in and who is excluded from participation mediated by technology has been the focus of both civic tech critics and proponents. This paper…

Tiago Carneiro Peixoto, Jonathan Mellon, Fredrik Sjoberg |

The 4th World Bank Tax Conference exposed the magnitude of the challenge to build equitable tax systems via policies that improve compliance of the very wealthy. This blog highlights a summary of…

Pierre Bachas, Chiara Bronchi, Thiago Scot, Claudia Vargas |

PPPs have undergone a shift from being understood as a risk mitigation exercise for the public and private sectors to agreements that can bring broad development benefits. Learn more about where…

Jean-Christophe Barth-Coullaré |

A rebound in private participation in infrastructure (PPI) in 2021 may suggest recovery from the pandemic is underway for public-private partnerships. These key lessons inform how PPPs can provide…

Imad N. Fakhoury |

Developing countries can take advantage of the metaverse by using immersive technologies in education and training.

Randeep Sudan, Oleg Petrov, Garima Gupta |

Discover the Green Recovery Dialogue, a series of events aiming at elevating the discussion on spurring green recovery and advancing climate ambition.

David Allen |

In a changing climate—with more frequent, longer lasting, or extreme wind, rain, snow, cold, and heat—how can urban planning and design influence our mobility choices? And how can city governments…

Sandrine Boukerche |

The phase that follows an emergency situation is critical when government agencies are under pressure to respond quickly and effectively to people’s needs. This includes procurement and supply of…

Shanker Lal |

Digital innovation has enormous potential to solve real-world problems. But connectivity remains essential to drive innovation in emerging markets. How can we ensure access to international…

Joulan Abdul Khalek, Anselm Dannecker |

The United Kingdom’s Help-to-Buy (HTB) program resulted in an additional 220,000 home purchases in 2014–16, representing an 11% increase in homes purchased by first-time buyers and home movers…

Belinda Tracey, Neeltje van Horen |