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 |

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 |

Imagine what the world would look like if there were no teachers, what our life would be like, and what your surroundings would look like. Is it a modern world like today or just jungles with no…

Joao dos Santos |

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 |

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Kerry Natelege Crawford |

  Timor-Leste is making great progress in education, which is considered an important asset as the country looks to achieve sustainable, long-term development.   Eleven years since the restoration…

Joao dos Santos |

Imagine que es dirigente de un país africano y todo su presupuesto gubernamental anual es de US$1.200 millones. Ese mismo año, un inversionista vende el 51% de su participación en una enorme mina…

Caroline Anstey |

Imaginez que vous dirigez un pays africain et que vous disposez d’un budget de 1, 2 milliard de dollars pour l’année. Imaginez que cette même année, un investisseur cède 51 % de sa part dans une…

Caroline Anstey |