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 |

Economic inclusion programs provide a “big push” to help the extreme poor and other vulnerable people move into sustainable livelihoods, and can play an important part in poverty reduction. Photo…

Ines Arevalo, Michelle Kaffenberger, Aude de Montesquiou |

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 |

Nos efforts pour « reconstruire en mieux » visent à réduire de 60 % les pertes annuelles dues à des catastrophes. Nous sommes fiers de constater que notre stratégie mondiale de gestion du risque…

Sameh Wahba, Luis Triveno, Horacio Cristian Terraza, Sarah Elizabeth Antos |

Dans la plus grande partie du monde, le revenu des personnes pauvres progresse. C’est ce que la Banque mondiale appelle la prospérité partagée,  qui correspond à l’augmentation moyenne annuelle du…

Maria Ana Lugo, Divyanshi Wadhwa |

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 |