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 |

Photo: Rogers Kayihura/World Bank At a press conference in Kigali, I took a question: is the country’s Vision 2050 is achievable?   We had just launched a new study, The Future Drivers of Growth…

Kristalina Georgieva |

Photo: Rogers Kayihura/Banque mondiale Lors d’une conférence de presse à Kigali, j’ai répondu à la question suivante : la « Vision 2050 » du Rwanda est-elle réalisable ?   Nous venions de…

Kristalina Georgieva |

Every day,  more than 44, 000 people are forced to flee their homes because of conflict and persecution. [[tweetable]]Forced displacement increases the risks of gender-based violence (GBV),…

Diana J. Arango, Elizabeth Dartnall |

This is the ninth in this year's series of posts by PhD students on the job market. In low-income countries, small firms account for the majority of taxpayers (World Bank 2011). Yet we know…

Development Impact Guest Blogger |

Almost daily, headlines in the world’s leading newspapers are full of examples of public sector failures: public money is mismanaged or outright misused; civil servants are not motivated or are…

Jana Kunicova |

Photo: eLearning Africa Rwanda’s progress from the devastating civil war two decades ago to one of the most rapidly developing African countries is a remarkable narrative on development. Twenty-…

Sheila Jagannathan |

Under the East Africa Public Health Laboratory Networking Project, diagnostic capacity has been strengthened through the construction of state of the art laboratories. © Miriam Schneidman / World…

Uzo Chukwuma |

Comment attirer davantage de financements privés dans l’agro-industrie, le logement et le tourisme en Afrique de l’Est ? C’est le thème choisi pour l’édition annuelle du Forum sur le financement…

Axel van Trotsenburg |

When I was based in the field, I often noticed that many of the journalists working in Africa had not been specifically trained to report on development-related matters, which at times hobbled…

Haleh Bridi |