In the Africa Chief Economist’s Office, we seek to generate knowledge on key development issues around the continent. We also host the Gender Innovation Lab, which – as the name suggests –…

David Evans |

يعاني العديد من البلدان النامية من وجود فجوات كبيرة في نصيب الفرد من تغطية البنية التحتية. على سبيل المثال، لا يزيد نصيب الفرد من قدرات توليد الكهرباء في هذه البلدان على خُمس نظيره في الاقتصادات…

Joaquim Levy, Zamir Iqbal |

Queen Alia International Airport, Jordan. © littlesam/Shutterstock [[tweetable]]In many developing countries, there are glaring gaps in the quantity of infrastructure per capita.[[/tweetable]] For…

Joaquim Levy, Zamir Iqbal |

Le nombre d’infrastructures par habitant est très insuffisant dans beaucoup d'économies en développement. Par exemple, la capacité de production d’électricité par personne ne représente dans…

Joaquim Levy, Zamir Iqbal |

The mobile money market is booming in Somalia. Approximately 155 million transactions, worth $2.7 billion or 36% of gross domestic product (GDP), are recorded every month. Mobile money accounts…

Thilasoni Benjamin Musuku |

  Amanda Burrell, documentary filmmaker, receiving the award. © 2018 One World Media Awards [[tweetable]]Jordan’s Water Wise Women initiative puts women at the heart of efforts to combat severe…

Priya Basu |

« The 51%: Boosting the Number of African Women Entrepreneurs » est un reportage de France 24 consacré au premier forum « Women in Africa » à Marrakech. L’accès aux droits de propriété est l’une…

Priya Basu |

  Amanda Burrell, documentalista, recibiendo el premio.© 2018 One World Media Awards Las mujeres ocupan un lugar destacado en los esfuerzos de la iniciativa “Water Wise Women” (Mujeres conocedoras…

Priya Basu |

Photo: Trocaire | Flickr Creative Commons In war-torn post-1991 Somalia, running water was a scarce commodity, to the misfortune of millions of people. Members of local communities rose to the…

Yolanda Tayler, Nazaneen Ismail Ali, Simeon Sahaydachny, Nataliya Langburd Wright |

Across developing countries, only 63 percent of adults have a bank account, according to our friends over at the Findex.  And we’ve seen a couple of papers with targeted populations that suggest…

Markus Goldstein |