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 |

As we reflect on the promise of the New Year in Africa, the irrefutable link between peace and development has never been clearer after my recent travels. Earlier this month, I joined leaders from…

Makhtar Diop |

A vibrant private sector - with firms investing, creating jobs, and improving productivity - is absolutely essential for promoting growth and expanding opportunities. In order to support the…

Matija Laco |

Mobility is a precondition for economic growth: mobility for access to jobs, education, health, and other services. Mobility of goods is also critical to supply world markets in our globalized…

Marc Juhel |

La mobilité est un prérequis essentiel à la croissance économique : elle garantit l’accès à l’emploi, à l’éducation, à la santé et à bien d’autres services. Dans notre économie mondialisée, la…

Marc Juhel |

Je rentre de la conférence des Nations Unies sur le climat, à Varsovie (Pologne), avec une bonne et une mauvaise nouvelle. Commençons par la mauvaise : les délégués ont, une fois de plus, préféré…

Rachel Kyte |

Regresé hace poco de las negociaciones de las Naciones Unidas sobre el clima que se realizaron en Varsovia, Polonia, y tengo una buena y una mala noticia.   La mala noticia es que los delegados…

Rachel Kyte |

  الزراعة الواعية بتغير المناخ في كينيا الصورة من: المجموعة الاستشارية للبحوث الزراعية الدولية والمناخ عدت مؤخرا من محادثات الأمم المتحدة عن المناخ التي عقدت في وارسو ببولندا وأنا أحمل أنباء سارة…

راشيل كايت |

I have recently returned from the United Nations climate talks that were held in Warsaw, Poland, and I have both good and bad news.   The bad news is that delegates opted to delay again…

Rachel Kyte |

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 |