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What makes some policies work while others fail? The World Development Report 2017: Governance and the Law aims to answer this fundamental question. Frequently, policies that fail to generate development outcomes endure across countries and over time. Putting governance front and center of the development debate is essential for promoting sustained economic growth and encouraging more equitable and peaceful societies.

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Paul Romer
Chief Economist, World Bank
Luís-Felipe López-Calva
Co-Director, World Development Report 2017: Governance and the Law
Yongmei Zhou
Co-Director, World Development Report 2017, World Bank
Shanta Devarajan
Chief Economist, Middle East and North Africa, World Bank Group
Gaël Giraud
Chief Economist, Agence Française de Développement, and associated researcher at Paris School of Economics (PSE)
Avinash K. Dixit
Professor of Economics Emeritus, Princeton University
Rebeca Grynspan
Secretary General, SEGIB