​In the photo, a beautiful woman named Radha holds her young child in a bleak landscape strewn with refuse. The photo caption reveals she is a rag-picker in Jaipur, India, one of millions making a…

Donna Barne |

Il y a vingt-cinq ans, je vivais à Tanji, un village de pêcheurs situé sur la côte gambienne. Le village s’animait avant le lever du soleil, et en se levant tôt, on pouvait voir partir en mer les…

​Caroline Kende-Robb |

The expansion of household surveys in Africa can now show us the number of poor people in most countries in the region. This data is a powerful tool for understanding the challenges of poverty…

Kathleen Beegle |

Comme un air de changement   Voici 15 ans, la communauté internationale se fixait pour objectif de réduire de moitié le nombre de personnes vivant dans l’extrême pauvreté – adoptant à cet effet…

José Cuesta |

Algo está cambiando   Hace 15 años, la comunidad internacional creó los objetivos de desarrollo del milenio, que incluyen la reducción de la pobreza extrema a la mitad, a través de un proceso que…

José Cuesta |

شيء ما يتغير   منذ خمسة عشر عاماً، وضع المجتمع الدولي الأهداف الإنمائية للألفية، بما في ذلك هدف خفض الفقر المدقع إلى النصف، من خلال عملية تم إعداد معظمها في نيويورك، وراء أبواب مغلقة. وقبل ذلك…

José Cuesta |

Something Is Changing Fifteen years ago, the international community designed the Millennium Development Goals, including that of halving extreme poverty, through a process that mostly took place…

José Cuesta |

Countries coming out of crises undergo rapid structural changes, including migration and big economic shifts. This can complicate the measurement of their progress, sometimes in unexpected ways,…

Mark Roland Thomas, Kristen Himelein |

Dear Africa Can readers, we’ve heard from many of you since our former Africa Chief Economist Shanta Devarajan left the region for a new Bank position that you want Africa Can to continue…

Francisco Ferreira |