Ghana has suffered from large fiscal volatility around election cycles for the past two decades. This volatility has been identified as one of the key challenges for Ghana’s future development…

Michael Geiger, Arthur Mendes |

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 |

Growing a business is not easy, and for women firm owners the challenges can be acute, especially when they are poor and run subsistence level firms. In developing countries, 22 percent of women…

Mayra Buvinic, Joao Montalvao, Amy Copley |

It’s financial inclusion week—a series of events exploring "the most pressing actions needed to advance financial inclusion globally"—making this a perfect time to launch the 2017 Global…

Leora Klapper, Saniya Ansar, Jake Hess |

احتلت لوسي أوديوا المركز الأول في مبادرة "هي وأهداف التنمية المستدامة" ، وهي من رائدات الأعمال في تنزانيا. وتقوم شركتها، Women choice Industries على تعزيز أساليب أكثر أمانًا واستدامة…

Mahmoud Mohieldin |

Où que vos voyages vous mènent dans le monde, vous verrez des femmes en action dans tous les secteurs de l’économie et de la société, que ce soit dans l’agriculture, la santé, le commerce, l’…

Mahmoud Mohieldin |

Lucy Odiwa, una empresaria en Tanzanía cuya empresa promueve métodos más seguros y más sostenibles para el manejo de la higiene de la salud menstrual (MHM) ganó el primer lugar en el concurso SDGs…

Mahmoud Mohieldin |

Lucy Odiwa, an entrepreneur in Tanzania whose firm, promotes safer and more sustainable methods for handling menstrual health hygiene management (MHM) won the first place in the SDGs&Her…

Mahmoud Mohieldin |

Photo: shplendid | Flickr Creative Commons Talk of trade tariffs and heightened geopolitical tensions are dominating news headlines recently. As developed economies consider escalating…

Mark Moseley |

Access to finance was the major constraint to starting or growing a household enterprise. Photo: Odette Maciel Non-farm household enterprises provide an important opportunity for employment in…

Julia Granata, Maria Laura Sanchez Puerta, Odette Maciel, Mohamed Ihsan Ajwad |