How can a country like Pakistan facilitate the ‘greening’ of its private sector, and how can trade ease that process? Pakistan should consider joining an Environmental Goods Agreement initiative,…

Mahesh Sugathan, Gonzalo Varela |

Many governments struggle with tax evasion and tax compliance. In the EU, VAT fraud continues to be a major contributor to revenue loss. Improving tax compliance became a priority for the Polish…

David Palmer, Iwona Warzecha, Rajul Awasthi |

Despite the ferocious resurgence of COVID-19 earlier this year, South Asia continues to recover, thanks to targeted lockdowns, accelerated vaccination rollout, and trade demand from outside the…

Miguel Otero Nule, Zoe Leiyu Xie |

Chad made progress in reducing poverty, from 47 % in 2011 to 42 % in 2018. But the COVID-19 crisis has threatened economic and social gains, pushing the country into recession and hundreds of…

Fulbert Tchana Tchana, Aboudrahyme Savadogo, Claudia Noumedem Temgoua |

There’s an old orthodoxy that suggests that a country needs a crisis to induce macroeconomic policy reform. Given the country’s over-reliance on extractive resources, the 2015 commodity price…

Samer Matta, Jesse Doyle |

To help put the relevant data at the fingertips of officials, we worked with the government of Colombia to integrate over two dozen datasets with measures of health and economy activity under the…

Santiago De la Cadena Becerra, Jeremy Veillard, Gabriel Demombynes |

Zimbabwe is on a path to strengthening transparency in how it manages public finances and delivers results for citizens

Adrienne Shall, Edwin Farai Vela-Moyo, Stella Ilieva, Marko Kwaramba, Cheryl Khuphe |

There are lessons the MENA region can take from the USA on combatting poverty. First, their COVID-19 related measures are time-bound and are expected to end once the economy recovers. Whereas…

Johannes Hoogeveen, Gladys Lopez-Acevedo, Nadir Mohammed |

Low- and middle-income countries (LICs and MICs) are increasingly tapping the international capital markets for debt financing. It makes sense for them to do so if their financing needs exceed…

Girum Abate, Michael Brown, Alex Sienaert, Mark Thomas |