This blog dives into the quest to understand the gap in total factor productivity between advanced and developing economies. It revisits the missing middle hypothesis by taking advantage of…

Kaleb Abreha, Xavier Cirera, Elwyn Davies, Roberto N. Fattal Jaef, Hibret Maemir |

There is a need to boost aid effectiveness. In the wake of the multiple overlapping crises the world is grappling with today, we have seen billions of dollars channeled by donors to recipients.…

Akihiko Nishio, Gaiv Tata |

Performance based financing (PBF) links funds or payments to service providers to results achieved and gives them considerable autonomy in using these funds.

Srinivas Gurazada, Moritz Piatti, Thomas Poulsen |

As Vietnam’s economic success in the last decades has improved lives for most, the challenge of including ethnic minority populations from remote and mountainous areas in the benefits of growth…

Giorgia DeMarchi, Susan Shen |

Our World Bank report on climate change budget tagging offers a detailed review of climate change budget tagging methodologies and practices.

Xenia Kirchhofer |

The management of State-Owned Enterprise (SOEs) performance may be one of the most important factors for some economies coming out of the COVID-19 crisis.

Jim Brumby, Nilgün Gökgür |

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world and how governments operate forever and presents new opportunities to improve government accounting practices.

Ed Olowo-Okere |

In a post COVID-19 pandemic world, Fiscal Councils could help governments refocus on sustainable public finances because of their 6 unique characteristics and functions.

Kandarp Patel, Srinivas Gurazada |

International investments between the North and South expanded faster than within the North. Financial integration within the South itself has grown even faster. However, the role of the South in…

Fernando Broner, Tatiana Didier, Sergio Schmukler, Goetz von Peter |