Last October, I participated in End Poverty Day (EPD)  from the Zambia Country Office, where I had the opportunity to exchange with a host of young brilliant minds from Zambia and around the...

Hafez Ghanem |

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 |

The West Africa Agricultural Productivity Program is building a sustainable and nutritious food system in Nigeria that creates jobs for youth. Photo: Dasan Bobo/World Bank For too long the...

Simeon Ehui |

One of the challenges presented by the ambitious Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) laid out in the UN 2030 Agenda is where to begin. Afrobarometer, which conducts public attitude surveys in...

E. Gyimah-Boadi |

When I was based in the field, I often noticed that many of the journalists working in Africa had not been specifically trained to report on development-related matters, which at times hobbled...

Haleh Bridi |

Refugees take wood working courses at the Kalobeyei Youth Training Center in Kalobeyei, Kenya. © Dominic Chavez/International Finance Corporation [[tweetable]]Youth are the engine of change....

Bassam Sebti |

Rising at 7:00 am to take children to school may seem like a regular activity for many. But what about bringing ALL your community’s youngest children to school, on a donkey cart no less?   Every...

Alison Marie Grimsland |

This blog post was co-authored by Franz Drees-Gross, Director, Transport and ICT Global Practice, and Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, Senior Director, Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience Global Practice....

Franz Drees-Gross, Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez |

An innovative approach tested in Gambia may provide some answers to the future of science and math education in schools across Sub-Saharan Africa. (Photo: NJCTL) Poor math and science scores in...

Ryoko Tomita |

Data shows that huge swaths of populations in developing countries are not learning to read. Scaling up early reading interventions will be a first step toward addressing these high illiteracy...

Harry A. Patrinos, Jimmy Graham, Sean Kelly |