I am often asked how I view Côte d’Ivoire’s economic future. One thing is certain: the country will become urbanized. More than half the population already lives in the city and this proportion is…

Jacques Morisset |

Dar es Salaam’s growing population is increasingly at risk of flooding. Photo: Chris Morgan/World Bank The Msimbazi River makes a volatile neighbor. With depressing regularity, the river breaks…

Alexandra Panman, Ian Madison, Jean-Benoît Falisse |

Kayole-Soweto, an informal settlement on the eastern periphery of Nairobi, is home to approximately 90, 000 residents. And during a recent discussion I had with the Settlement Executive Committee…

Margarita Puerto Gómez |

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Jacques Morisset, Taleb Ould Sid’Ahmed |

Farmers harvest tomatoes which are placed in boxes for sale at markets further away. Photo Gustavo Mahoque/World Bank The first time I visited Chokwe district in the province of Gaza, which is…

Rafael Saute, Gustavo Mahoque |

The World Bank and the Nigerian Bureau of Statistics (NBS) have recently completed an in-depth analysis of Nigeria’s last set of household survey statistics, which were compiled in 2010 but until…

Mark Roland Thomas |