Houses under construction. © John Hogg/World Bank [[tweetable]]Affordable housing is a major challenge across West Africa, where fewer than 7 percent of households can afford to buy their own home…

Martin Spicer |

Disasters hit the poorest the hardest. Poor people are not only more vulnerable to climate-related shocks, but they also have fewer resources to prevent, cope with, and adapt to disasters. The…

Monica Vidili |

الحياة تتغير بسرعة للمجتمعات الساحلية في غرب أفريقيا. وفي بعض المناطق، تتآكل السواحل بما يصل إلى 10 أمتار في السنة. ويؤدي تزايد شدة العواصف وارتفاع منسوب البحار إلى اختفاء المنازل والطرق والمباني…

كارين اريكا كيمبر |

Life is shifting fast for coastal communities in West Africa. In some areas, coastlines are eroding as much as 10 meters per year. Stronger storms and rising seas are wiping out homes, roads and…

Karin Erika Kemper |

In East Africa and West Africa, about 300 million people living in dryland areas rely on natural, resource-based activities for their livelihood. By 2030, this number could increase to 540 million…

Magda Lovei |

Les villes sont des chantiers permanents et, pour des organisations comme la Banque mondiale, ce sont des creusets de développement essentiels qui contribuent à sortir les populations de la…

Mario Trubiano, Pabsy Pabalan |

Photo: Sarah Farhat/World Bank Group What exactly do we mean by green growth? For us, it’s not just about riding bikes and planting trees. The Korea Green Growth Trust Fund (KGGTF) defines green…

Eun Joo Allison Yi |

A prevention program against crime and violence in Zacatecoluca, El Salvador, supports sporting activities for the children from this municipality. Photo: Victoria Ojea/World Bank

Jorge Familiar |

I was surprised at how easy it was for me to get married. There were a few bureaucratic hurdles to get a marriage license, and then we had a sentimental ceremony with an officiant and witnesses…

Yasmin Bin-Humam |