Also available in: Français Entrepreneurs participating in the e-Takara competition to address specific challenges expressed by Nigerien public administrations. Credit: Niger Digital “The training…

Alexandre Laure, Simon Duchatelet |

Photo credit:Tatyana Dzemileva, Shutterstock  The financial system is going through a period of rapid innovation that is disintermediating the financial services value chain. This can have…

Sharmista Appaya |

Every day,  more than 44, 000 people are forced to flee their homes because of conflict and persecution. [[tweetable]]Forced displacement increases the risks of gender-based violence (GBV),…

Diana J. Arango, Elizabeth Dartnall |

The authentic travel experience should be a boon for Africa, but its missing the mark. Since 2016, tourism market trends have shifted away from “get-a-way” travel to traveling for ‘authentic’…

Hermione Nevill |

Tech startups and business angels are not what comes to mind when thinking of the Czech Republic (CR). Instead, this small central European country is known for its beer, scenic bridges crossing…

Anwar Aridi |

Starting a business is a risky endeavor and requires courage. It is also an opportunity. Whether this opportunity will materialize depends on how well the aspiring entrepreneur is prepared and how…

Andreja Marusic, Andrew Sherman |

Photo: O. Hebga/ World Bank On a visit last year to the East region of Cameroon, a traditional leader we met in the municipality of Garoua-Boulai impressed us with their efforts to help refugees…

Catherine Defontaine, Abel BOVE, Benjamin Burckhart |

Company registration is one of the cornerstones of a functioning economy. A business register maintains the repository of data on companies authorized to operate in a given jurisdiction. With many…

Jose Daniel Reyes, Andreja Marusic |

Braamfontein Railway Yards, Johannesburg © demerzel21 Across the world, the movement of people is an increasingly urban phenomenon. As such, researchers are beginning to recognize that the…

Helidah Refiloe Ogude, Aditya Sarkar |

When I asked a table of Nigerian bankers whether corporate debt to finance solar off-grid and mini grid companies would find favor in local capital markets, they literally laughed at the idea. No…

Jonathan Coony |