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 |

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 |

1) L’eau recouvre 70 % de la surface terrestre mais ne représente que 1/1000 du volume de la Terre. Imaginez que le globe soit vidé de toute l’eau présente sur Terre (dans les océans, les mers,…

Tariq Khokhar, Maryna Taran |

1) الماء يغطي 70 في المائة من الكرة الأرضية، لكنه يشكل واحدا على الألف من حجم الأرض هذه الصورة من المركز الأمريكي للمسح الجيولوجي تظهر ما يمكن أن يحدث لو أن كل المياه الموجودة على الأرض – من…

Tariq Khokhar, Maryna Taran |

1) Water covers 70% of the Earth, but it’s only 1/1000th of the Earth’s volume This image from the US Geological Survey shows what would happen if all the Earth’s water - everything from oceans…

Tariq Khokhar |

1) 水覆盖了地球表面70%的区域,但其体积仅为地球总体积的千分之一。 美国地质勘探局发布的本影像显示了如果把地球上各种形式的水——包括海水、冰冠、湖水以及大气中所含水蒸气——从地球表面移走并集中到一个天体中所发生的情形。 地球总体积约为1万亿立方公里。如把地球上各种形式的水集中到一个天体中,该天体体积为14亿立方公里,占地球总体积的千分之一;其直径约为1400公里,…

Tariq Khokhar, 马琳娜•塔兰 |