Does digital technology improve governance?
E-government systems increase budget transparency but some of the most common applications of digital technology have ambiguous effects.
Zahid Hussain joined the World Bank in 1995 and is currently a lead economist in the South Asia Finance and Poverty group. Prior to that, he was a member of academia, with 14 years teaching experience in a number of universities in Bangladesh and abroad. He has worked on several flagship World Bank reports on Bangladesh.