Contrary to common belief, evidence suggests that women’s empowerment may increase the risks of gender-based violence, at least in the short term.

Farwah Qasim, Varalakshmi Vemuru |

Ambitieux, les objectifs de développement durable (ODD) que les Nations Unies se sont fixés d’ici 2030 soulèvent un certain nombre de difficultés, dont celle-ci : par où commencer ? Le projet d’…

E. Gyimah-Boadi |

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 |

Last month, I attended the International Family Planning Conference in Kigali, Rwanda, where policymakers from across the world gathered to strategize about ways to achieve a demographic dividend—…

Annette Dixon |

Le mois dernier, j’ai participé à la Conférence internationale sur la planification familiale à Kigali, au Rwanda. Des responsables politiques du monde entier étaient réunis pour se pencher sur…

Annette Dixon |

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 |

Although it’s Africa's largest economy, Nigeria is missing out on the region’s most exciting financial innovation: mobile money.   Twenty-one percent of adults in Sub-Saharan Africa have a…

Leora Klapper, Andrej Popovic |

A year ago, if you had asked me how best a child could reach its potential, I would have looked through my myopic, public health, physician’s lens, and responded that making sure children (0-…

Amaka Momah-Haruna |

Imaginez qu’un jour, en consultant vos e-mails, vous trouviez un message vous annonçant un trop-perçu d’impôt d’un montant de 1 200 dollars ! Passée la première réaction de joie, vous poursuivez…

Gautam Gustav Bastian, Sreelakshmi Papineni |