The Transparency and Accountability Project hosted Barbara Nunberg and Steve Burgess from the World Bank’s East Asia and Pacific team to examine the major governance issues, successful reforms and fiduciary challenges facing governments in the region from the perspective of World Bank staff who work closely with developing country leaders. The session covered existing Bank projects in governance and financial management in the region and discussed prospects for new strategies and projects for addressing remaining challenges in the future.
More about the Transparency and Accountability Views from the Bank Series
Beginning in October 2007, the Transparency and Accountability Project within Brookings Global will host a series focused on major fiduciary issues in each of the Bank’s regions. The series will examine the major issues, successful reforms and challenges facing governments from the perspective of World Bank staff who have worked closely with developing country leaders, and will explore new strategies and solutions.
“The 21st century has revalued these small geographies. That’s what the 21st century demands,” Katz said, noting that these days, “[w]e aren’t innovating in isolated business parks” in the suburbs.