Did you know that traditional fish smoking is a sub-sector of the seafood processing industry in Africa?

Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, Jingjie Chu, Berengere Prince |

They are young, dynamic and solving problems in their community—Diepsloot township, a mixed formal and informal settlement of 139,000 people to the north of Johannesburg. These are some of the…

Marie Francoise Marie-Nelly |

This blog post is part of a series for the 'Bureaucracy Lab', a World Bank initiative to better understand the world's public officials and explores a range of approaches to…

Daniel Rogger |

Only three weeks after my arrival in South Africa, the country that is to be my home for the next three years, my team and I are in Tembisa, a township east of Johannesburg. Tembisa, where nearly…

Marie Francoise Marie-Nelly |

Liberia strived to enhance the capacity of its national statistical system so it could track the progress of the country’s development. In making an effort to improve the capacity of its…

Sun Hwa Song, Masako Hiraga |

The experience of Bangladesh is a microcosm of the larger trend in global extreme poverty. Several countries at various levels of development have shown in the last few decades that it is possible…

Carolina Sánchez-Páramo |

Es innegable que se han logrado avances en la reducción de la pobreza extrema en los últimos 25 años —disminuyendo del 36 % de la población mundial en 1990 al 8,6 % en 2018— y que las condiciones…

Philippe Le Houérou, Antoinette Sayeh |

It is undeniable that progress has been made in reducing extreme poverty over the last quarter century—from 36 percent of the world population in 1990 to an estimated 8.6 percent in 2018—and that…

Philippe H. Le Houérou, Antoinette Sayeh |

Les progrès sur le front de la lutte contre la pauvreté sont indéniables, mais ils n’ont pas été homogènes d’un pays à l’autre et tendent actuellement à marquer le pas.

Philippe H. Le Houérou, Antoinette Sayeh |

لا يمكن أن ننكر أنه قد أُحرز تقدم في الحد من الفقر المدقع على مدى ربع القرن الماضي - من 36% من سكان العالم في عام 1990 إلى نحو 8.6% في عام 2018 - وأن مستويات معيشة مئات الملايين من الناس قد تحسنت…

فيليب اتش لو هويرو, انطوانيت السايح |