Making informed policy decisions requires having access to high-quality data. However, the adoption of electronic data collection tools remains a challenge in many low-income countries. This blog…

Luiza Andrade, Marcus Holmlund, Roshni Khincha, Sekou Kone |

As we keep hearing the term “inflation” in the news every day, it’s worth revisiting what that really means for MENA countries. Here are four policies that tackle high inflation and low growth…

Nadir Mohammed, Kevin Carey, Johannes Hoogeveen, Gladys Lopez-Acevedo |

Somalia’s strong commitment to domestic revenue mobilization reforms and harmonization efforts has positively contributed to the country’s tax yield in 2021 amidst a backdrop of challenges imposed…

Omer Khan, Sher Shah Khan |

Governments are finding themselves at an important inflection point with overlapping crises. The World Bank’s Future of Government report uses this moment as a call for action and includes some…

Sara Ahmed |

How and where a government spends s a crucial factor in efforts to reduce inequality worldwide. The relevance of these decisions has become especially evident as many countries had to act in…

Sailesh Tiwari, Matthew Wai-Poi, Mariano Ernesto Sosa |

A government’s economic performance, as evidenced for example, by how well it manages fiscal budgets, or how much integrity the public sector exhibits, as evidenced by measures of corruption, are…

Roumeen Islam, Claudio Rojas |

The World Bank's Global Tax Program explores the gender dimensions of tax systems, aiming to help developing countries formulate tax policies with a gender lens. Results from three countries…

Caren Grown, Ceren Ozer, Chiara Bronchi |

Additional Financing for the Judicial Modernization and Smart Infrastructure Project is helping complete the critical court infrastructure and further implement digital judiciary services,…

Eva Melis |

What are we learning from the unprecedented social protection responses to Covid-19? This blog combines analysis of large datasets with a review of about 300 papers, evaluations, and practical…

Ugo Gentilini |

Our annual PPP summer reading list includes thought-provoking articles for beach or hammock reading, such as conquering the fear of failure, achieving gender equality, improving collaboration, and…

Geoffrey Keele |