The death toll from Cyclone Idai that ripped into Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Malawi in March 2019 is now above 1, 000, with damages estimated at $2 billion. In 2018, more than 10, 000 people lost…

Abhas Jha |

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 |

The Africa Disaster Risk Financing Initiative supports agriculture insurance programs which unlock critical assess to credit for low-income farmers in Kenya, as well as in Uganda and Rwanda. Photo…

Hugo Wesley, Lorenzo Piccio |

Malaysia’s journey towards becoming a high-income nation will become more meaningful if all Malaysians are given the opportunity to share the benefits of prosperity. Photo: World Bank/Samuel Goh…

Kenneth Simler |

When it does not rain, people starve. This is the reality for many farmers in the Sahel—and across the globe—and the situation is only becoming more dire due to climate change. Yet, during a…

Raúl Alfaro-Pelico, Sarah Bashford Lynagh, Jennifer Ehidiamen |

Access to transportation is essential for improving the upward social mobility of low-income communities in Kuala Lumpur, especially residents of low-cost public housing units. (Photo: Samuel Goh/…

Wei San Loh, Kenneth Simler |

For thousands of years, the Niger River has been the lifeblood for not only Niger, but also its neighboring countries in the Niger River Basin. Yet, even as many Nigeriens depend on the mighty…

Vivien Deparday, Lorenzo Piccio |

Pendant des millénaires, le fleuve Niger a été le poumon socioéconomique du Niger, mais aussi des pays voisins du bassin du Niger. Pourtant, même si cette imposante voie navigable permet à de…

Vivien Deparday, Lorenzo Piccio |

Refugee children in Ethiopia. © Milena Stefanova/World Bank [[tweetable]]On World Refugee Day, we pause to reflect on the struggles of refugees around the world.[[/tweetable]] Refugees are…

Franck Bousquet |

أوريا أدامو، 72 عاما وعمدة بلدة صغيرة في جمهورية أفريقيا الوسطى، يخرج بطاقة هويته في قرية ندو بمقاطعة باس ويلي بجمهورية أفريقيا الوسطى حيث فر الآلاف بعد هروبهم من موجة العنف التي بدأت في مايو أيار…

Nicholas Oakeshott, جوناثان مارسكيل, Emily Weedon Chapman, Marie Benihirwe |