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 |

New book from the World Bank illustrates how varied the pathways used to reduce corruption are and also highlights many common features among them.

Joel Turkewitz |

Rwanda’s reform efforts have allowed for an efficient, effective and transparent public procurement system, comparable to international good practices and to advanced economies of the world.

Uwingeneye Joyeuse, Nagaraju Duthaluri, Mulugeta Dinka, Devesh Mishra |

In Sri Lanka, as in other countries, the loss of jobs and incomes incurred by the pandemic has been severe. While workers in almost every sector have been affected, informal workers who make up…

Faris Hadad-Zervos |

Afghanistan is facing a rapid increase in poverty and hardship due to the impacts of the coronavirus. World Bank analysis suggests that Afghanistan's poverty rate may increase from 55 percent…

Hartwig Schafer |

The pandemic has imposed new challenges in the region for poverty reduction. Ending extreme poverty and recovering from the crisis requires providing opportunities for all individuals, especially…

Robert Taliercio O'Brien |

To make progress on development challenges, the world needs to commit to cooperation and coordination, both within and between countries.

Axel van Trotsenburg |

World Bank estimates find that the COVID-19 crisis could reverse years of growth in Chile’s middle-class.

Gabriela Inchauste, Jacobus de Hoop, Trinidad Saavedra |

The digital economy, connectivity and the possibilities offered by remote work have emerged as a shelter from the devastating effects of the Covid-19 pandemic for many social and economic sectors…

Carlos Felipe Jaramillo |