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 |

A vibrant private sector - with firms investing, creating jobs, and improving productivity - is absolutely essential for promoting growth and expanding opportunities. In order to support the…

Matija Laco |

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 |

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 |

The Roma make up Europe’s largest and poorest ethnic group, with three-quarters of their estimated 10 to 12 million people living in poverty, and fewer than one in three having a job. The Roma are…

Maria Davalos, Indhira Santos, Patti Petesch, Giorgia DeMarchi |

Sovereign difficulties have divided financial markets in the Euro area, thereby increasing differences in bank lending rates across countries. Policy makers in both Brussels and Frankfurt are…

Matija Laco |

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 |