As the world rushes to reduce the negative impacts of climate change, ambitious sub-national actors are rising to the fore. The recent One Planet Summit exemplifies this trend. Earlier this month…

Prashant Kapoor, Marc Forni |

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 |

A bypass under construction in Lilongwe. A sign that Malawi is inching its way forward. Photo: Govati Nyirenda/World Bank A new Country Economic Memorandum gives us a chance to step back and look…

Richard Record, Priscilla Kandoole |

This blog post was co-authored by Franz Drees-Gross, Director, Transport and ICT Global Practice, and Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, Senior Director, Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience Global Practice.…

Franz Drees-Gross, Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez |

Over the past decade, commitments and support for Forest Landscape Restoration have grown significantly. As part of the Bonn Challenge, for instance, some 40 countries, sub-national jurisdictions…

Werner Kornexl |

هذه المدونة متوفرة باللغات التالية: English | Español تأتي مسألة الأراضي والحيازة في صميم العديد من التحديات الإنمائية الملحة اليوم. فنسبة الأراضي المسجلة بصورة موثوقة لا تتعدى على الأكثر 10% من…

Klaus Deininger |

Also available in: Français  Land and property lie at the center of many of today’s pressing development challenges. Consider that at most 10% of land in rural Africa is reliably registered. At…

Klaus Deininger |

Une nouvelle année qui s’achève, et ainsi que le veut la tradition, nous vous proposons de découvrir une rétrospective de l’année 2016 sur nos réseaux sociaux. Facebook : les 4 publications qui…

Liviane Urquiza |

J’étais récemment au Kenya où j’ai rencontré des agriculteurs expérimentés. Ils m’ont fait visiter leur exploitation et m’ont parlé des problèmes auxquels ils devaient faire face depuis quelques…

Vikas Choudhary, Amadou Ba |