The King Baudouin Foundation has just announced that it is accepting nominations for its 2014-2015 African Development Prize. The Prize awards innovative initiatives that help local communities…

Kristina Nwazota |

 À l’heure où nous songeons à ce que l’année nouvelle réserve à l’Afrique, le lien indissociable entre paix et développement me semble plus que jamais évident.   Début décembre, j’ai assisté au…

Makhtar Diop |

Editor's Note: "Notes From the Field" is an occasional feature where we let World Bank professionals conducting interesting trade-related projects around the globe explain some of…

Miles McKenna |

Ce post de blog a été initialement publié, en anglais, sur Future Development Un excellent article (a) est paru cette semaine dans le journal The Economist sur la pertinence, pour la lutte contre…

Shanta Devarajan |

Natural disasters – such as tsunamis, earthquakes, cyclones and floods – are costly to society, in terms of both human destruction and financial losses. Governments ultimately bear the full cost…

Olivier Mahul |

L’interconnexion physique des réseaux fibres optiques des pays d’Afrique Centrale est un objectif majeur du Programme économique régional 2010-2015 de la CEMAC (Communauté Economique et Monétaire…

Michel Rogy |

Dear Africa Can readers, we’ve heard from many of you since our former Africa Chief Economist Shanta Devarajan left the region for a new Bank position that you want Africa Can to continue…

Francisco Ferreira |

I am here this week in Majuro in the Marshall Islands – where leaders from the Pacific Island Forum have gathered to discuss the impacts of climate change and to push for global action to mitigate…

Axel van Trotsenburg |

Makhtar Diop delivers plenary remarks at the Association of African Universities Conference, Libreville, Gabon Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video Player The Association of…

Ritva Reinikka |

Film is a powerful tool for explaining environmental issues. I first learnt this lesson while trying to enlist local communities in northern Vietnam to help protect a strange blue faced and…

Leo Bottrill |