Also available in: Français  A Cambodian farmer - Photo: Chor Sokunthea / World Bank The view that a productive agriculture is critical for employment creation and poverty reduction is now widely…

Luc Christiaensen, Will Martin |

Also available in: Français Onion field in Northern Côte d’Ivoire - Photo by Raphaela Karlen / World Bank One out of ten people in the world —around 766 million people— still lived below the…

Maria Laura Sanchez Puerta, Raphaela Karlen, Julia Granata |

A stronger focus on human capital investments of children from these households with a particular focus on skills for future jobs will be key. (Photo: Arne Hoel / World Bank) Ghana was the first…

Suleiman Namara, Christabel Ewuradjoa Dadzie, Sarah Coll-Black |

What needs to happen over the next five years if Zambia’s National Development Plan to reduce poverty and inequality is to be realized? (Photo: Arne Hoel/World Bank) During a meeting with top…

Ina-Marlene Ruthenberg |

"Before" and "after" satellite images analyzed for agricultural land, using algorithms. (Photo: Orbital Insight satellite imagery/Airbus Defense and Space and DigitalGlobe)…

Alvaro Gonzalez |

Ghana’s economy has grown consistently over the past three decades, however, inadequate job creation, the depth of poverty, and widening income inequality, remain major challenges. The inability…

William Baah-Boateng |

Labor reforms have been a key reform agenda in Zambia for quite some time. Experience on the ground shows that labor laws can have a significant impact on poverty and competitiveness. When laws…

Gibson Masumbu |

Susan Ogwengo lives in Kibera, in Nairobi, Kenya. Two years ago she started up a children’s day care centre which has grown into a successful business, employing others and enabling parents to go…

Andrew Devenport |

Income mobility is usually considered a good thing. It implies higher social welfare as the ability of individuals to move up and down the income ladder mitigates the impacts of poor income…

William Maloney |

Over the past 5 to 10 years, many East Asian countries, not just China, continued to reduce poverty despite an economic growth slowdown surrounding the 2008-2009 global financial crisis. Which…

Trang Nguyen |