Gender discrimination in provision of finance can prevent women from exploiting their entrepreneurial potential. Previous non-experimental evidence suggests that guarantor requirements may be a…

Ralph De Haas, J Michelle Brock |

Africa’s food systems are in the throes of a climate crisis. We urgently need to adapt Africa’s agriculture and food system to climate change. And we need to act now.

Simeon Ehui, Irina I. Klytchnikova |

They are young, dynamic and solving problems in their community—Diepsloot township, a mixed formal and informal settlement of 139,000 people to the north of Johannesburg. These are some of the…

Marie Francoise Marie-Nelly |

Reducing attrition in phone surveys

Berk Özler, P. Facundo Cuevas |

Only three weeks after my arrival in South Africa, the country that is to be my home for the next three years, my team and I are in Tembisa, a township east of Johannesburg. Tembisa, where nearly…

Marie Francoise Marie-Nelly |

Globally, unemployment is hitting young people the hardest. The ILO estimates that youth unemployment rates are 300 percent higher than unemployment rates for adults over 25 years old, and higher…

Sonia Madhvani, Timothy Clay |

The development of many Southern African countries is inextricably linked to the mining sector. Yet the history of mining in Southern Africa, a region marked with high levels of inequality, is…

Marek Hanusch, Gracelin Baskaran |

The effects of continuous and seemingly limitless expansion of urban areas are taking a toll on many, if not most, cities of Sub-Saharan Africa. This is particularly apparent in Tanzania’s…

Eric Dickson, Franka van Marrewijk |

If you skim the headlines, you get the impression that the role of forests in mitigating climate change has virtually unanimous global recognition and support. But forests around the world are…

Roy Parizat |