The King Baudouin Foundation has just announced that it is accepting nominations for its 2014-2015 African Development Prize. The Prize awards innovative initiatives that help local communities...

Kristina Nwazota |

 À l’heure où nous songeons à ce que l’année nouvelle réserve à l’Afrique, le lien indissociable entre paix et développement me semble plus que jamais évident.   Début décembre, j’ai assisté au...

Makhtar Diop |

Just hours after the release of PISA test scores last week showed Finland’s students slipping in the international rankings from a ten-year perch at the top, a Finnish headline read “Golden Days...

Halsey Rogers, Alethea Dopart |

Join me in a Twitter Chat on why global food prices remain high on Dec. 4 at 10 a.m. ET/15:00 GMT. I'll be tweeting from @worldbanklive with hashtag #foodpriceschat. Ask questions beforehand...

José Cuesta |

Dear Africa Can readers, we’ve heard from many of you since our former Africa Chief Economist Shanta Devarajan left the region for a new Bank position that you want Africa Can to continue...

Francisco Ferreira |

The World Bank Group got the go-ahead on a new strategy aimed at repositioning itself to better tackle its two goals: ending extreme poverty by 2030 and boosting shared prosperity. The strategy...

Donna Barne |

The Yangon Circular Railway is the local commuter rail network in Yangon, Myanmar. In this recording, World Bank Country Manager Kanthan Shankar boards the train on a three-hour ride around the...

Kanthan Shankar |

Disponible en English, Español, عربي D’un point de vue économique, l’égalité hommes-femmes se justifie pleinement : ce constat fait désormais largement consensus même s’il n’est pas encore suivi d...

Donna Barne |

Available in Français, 中文 Gender equality is smart economics. That’s an observation that has gained wide acceptance, if not equally wide application. But for 23 countries in the Equal Futures...

Donna Barne |

Disponible en: English | Français |  عربي La igualdad de género es una estrategia económica acertada. Este es un punto de vista que si bien ha ganado una amplia aceptación no ha sido de la misma...

Donna Barne |