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 |

Reform leaders who are persuaded by the need to invest in human capital face the challenge of getting thousands of state personnel, who staff myriad government agencies, to deliver. The…

Stuti Khemani |

Also available in: Français Entrepreneurs participating in the e-Takara competition to address specific challenges expressed by Nigerien public administrations. Credit: Niger Digital “The training…

Alexandre Laure, Simon Duchatelet |

Photo: Nugroho Nurdikiawan Sunjoyo / World Bank The trope of a government office worker, discontent with their work, grumbling about paperwork and administrative tasks, is a cliché. An equally…

Hélène Pfeil |

© Daniel Silva Yoshisato An estimated one billion people around the world – half of which are in Africa – lack official identification to prove who they are. And many millions more have forms of…

Makhtar Diop |

During a recent “Dinner in the Dark” social experiment, Kenya’s governors, policy makers and legislators experienced first-hand some of the same challenges as people living with disabilities.…

Annette Akinyi Omolo |

World Bank Group/SVRI Development Marketplace 2018 winner Equal Playing Field is helping boys and girls in Papua New Guinea build social and soft skills to participate in advocacy campaigns to end…

Diana J. Arango, Elizabeth Dartnall |

Les violences de genre sont un fléau qui frappe une femme sur trois dans le monde. Infanticides, mutilations sexuelles, coups et blessures, viols, agressions sexuelles, harcèlements et menaces,…

Diana J. Arango, Elizabeth Dartnall |

La iniciativa Equal Playing Field, que resultó ganadora en la Feria del Desarrollo 2018 organizada por el Grupo Banco Mundial y la Iniciativa de Investigaciones sobre Violencia Sexual (SVRI),…

Diana J. Arango, Elizabeth Dartnall |

This is the third in this year's series of posts by PhD students on the job market. A firm’s success rides heavily on the performance of its employees. It is therefore important that firms…

Development Impact Guest Blogger |