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 |

 À l’heure où nous songeons à ce que l’année nouvelle réserve à l’Afrique, le lien indissociable entre paix et développement me semble plus que jamais évident.   Début décembre, j’ai assisté au…

Makhtar Diop |

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 |

In September 2013, four elderly sisters in Botswana were finally and definitively allowed to remain in the ancestral home where they had spent most of their lives — the result of their own…

Tazeen Hasan |

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 |

While global economic growth has been sluggish in recent years, Africa has been growing. We’ve seen a resurgence of traditional sectors such as agriculture and the extractive industries as well as…

Sajitha Bashir |

Когда газетные заголовки посвящены в основном насилию и политическим потрясениям в регионе Ближнего Востока и Северной Африки, легко забыть, что наступило время ежегодного начала начал. От Машрика…

Simon Thacker |

تقف منطقة الشرق الأوسط وشمال أفريقيا في الخطوط الأمامية من المواجهة مع تغير المناخ.وحسب تقرير البنك الدولي الصادر بعنوان "اخفضوا الحرارة: لماذا ينبغي تفادي ارتفاع حرارة الأرض 4 درجات مئوية…

سايمون ثاكر |

The Middle East and North Africa region is on the front lines of climate change.  According to the World Bank report Turn Down the Heat: Why a 4 ͦ C Warmer World Must be Avoided (WB, 2012), the…

Simon Thacker |

Le changement climatique frappe le Moyen-Orient et l’Afrique du Nord au premier chef. D’après le rapport de la Banque mondiale intitulé Baissons la chaleur : Pourquoi il faut absolument éviter une…

Simon Thacker |