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 |

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 |

I must admit to being notoriously bad with a mobile phone. I forget to take it with me, leave it in parks and cafés and have never migrated to a smart phone – a simple old Nokia handset is my…

Laura Keenan |

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 |

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 recently finished teaching smart and hard working honours students. In Growth and Development, we covered equity and talked about inequalities of opportunity (and outcomes) across countries,…

Berk Özler |

Quel est le plus grand défi de développement que doit relever l’Afrique subsaharienne aujourd’hui ? Éradiquer la pauvreté extrême qui n’affecte pas moins de 400 millions de personnes. Etant donné…

Des affiches annoncent l’arrivée d’une connexion internet à haut débit dans le centre-ville de Nuku’alofa, capitale du Royaume des Tonga. Dans les rues du Royaume des Tonga, hoko (« connecter » en…

Tom Perry |

Carteles que anuncian la llegada de la Internet de alta velocidad se están instalando en el centro de Nukualofa, la capital del Reino de Tonga. Hoko (“conectar” en tongano) es la palabra de moda…

Tom Perry |

Billboards announcing the arrival of high-speed broadband internet being installed in downtown Nukua'lofa,  the capital of the Kingdom of Tonga. Hoko (‘connect’ in Tongan) is the current…

Tom Perry |