Taji, a young boy in Nairobi, Kenya, sits outside his flooded classroom. School’s out, but not by choice. Cycles of floods and droughts have hit major African cities like Nairobi.

Zirra Banu |

As the world rushes to reduce the negative impacts of climate change, ambitious sub-national actors are rising to the fore. The recent One Planet Summit exemplifies this trend. Earlier this month…

Prashant Kapoor, Marc Forni |

© جيراردو سيغورا / البنك الدولي  وفقا لآلية الرصد العالمي للغابات التابعة للاتحاد الدولي لحفظ الطبيعة، فقد العالم في الفترة من 2001 إلى 2017، نحو 337 مليون هكتار من غطاء الأشجار المدارية، أي ما…

Patti Kristjanson |

Poucos países podem igualar ao progresso de desenvolvimento de Cabo Verde ao longo do último quarto de século. O seu rendimento nacional bruto per capita (RNB) cresceu seis vezes. A pobreza…

Rob Swinkels, Rohan Longmore |

Few countries can match Cabo Verde’s development progress over the past quarter of a century. Its Gross National Income per capita (GNI) grew six-fold. Extreme poverty fell by two-thirds from 30%…

Rob Swinkels, Rohan Longmore |

In the Africa Chief Economist’s Office, we seek to generate knowledge on key development issues around the continent. We also host the Gender Innovation Lab, which – as the name suggests –…

David Evans |

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  Photo: Arne Hoel/Banque mondiale Il ne fait aucun doute que l’agriculture joue un rôle crucial dans la réalisation des grands objectifs de développement de l’…

Simeon Ehui |

Also available in: Français  Photo: Arne Hoel/World Bank There’s no question that agriculture is critical to Africa’s biggest development goals. It is fundamental for poverty reduction, economic…

Simeon Ehui |

It is estimated that every day Nairobi generates 3, 000 tons of waste; 12% is plastic. At the same time, the demand for new houses is growing at a rate of 600 per day. Innovative climate…

Justine White, Lisanne Heemskerk, Marjolijn Wilmink |

Opening plenary of the Africa Carbon Forum Albert Einstein once said: “The only source of knowledge is experience.” For years I have wondered about this. Surely you can understand something…

Weijen Leow |