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 |

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 |

Also available in: Français  Photo: Arne Hoel/World Bank There’s no question that agriculture is critical to Africa’s biggest development goals. It is fundamental for poverty reduction, economic…

Simeon Ehui |

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 |

In East Africa and West Africa, about 300 million people living in dryland areas rely on natural, resource-based activities for their livelihood. By 2030, this number could increase to 540 million…

Magda Lovei |

Près de 300 millions d’Africains de l’Est et de l’Ouest vivent en zone aride et dépendent d’activités liées au milieu naturel pour survivre. Un chiffre qui pourrait atteindre 540 millions en 2030…

Magda Lovei |

En el Día Mundial de los Refugiados, rendimos homenaje a los rostros de la resiliencia: madres, padres, esposos, esposas y niños, que huyeron de horribles circunstancias, y que continúan luchando…

Jim Yong Kim |

في اليوم العالمي للاجئين، نود أن نحيي كافة الوجوه التي تمثل الصمود في وجه التحديات- الأمهات، والآباء، والأزواج، والزوجات، والأطفال الذين فروا من الظروف الرهيبة كلاجئين، لكنهم يواصلون النضال يوميا…

الدكتور جيم يونغ كيم |

On World Refugee Day, we pay tribute to faces of resilience – mothers, fathers, husbands, wives, and children, who fled horrific circumstances as refugees, but who continue to strive every day to…

Jim Yong Kim |