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 |

Also available in: Français Entrepreneurs participating in the e-Takara competition to address specific challenges expressed by Nigerien public administrations. Credit: Niger Digital “The training…

Alexandre Laure, Simon Duchatelet |

The 2017 Hurricane season was the most devastating season on record in terms of cost. For many, it was a stark reminder of how the entire economy of a small nation can be wiped out in a few hours…

Christelle Chapoy, Mariana Ceratti, Brune Andre |

رجل يسير وسط الدمار في شارع في روزيو بجزيرة دومينيكا في البحر الكاريبي بعد مرور إعصار ماريا. © سيدريك إيشام كالفادوس/AFP/Getty Images في منطقة البحر الكاريبي يعيش الناس بالفعل في المستقبل. إنه…

كريستالينا جورجيفا |

A man walks amid destruction on a street in Roseau on the Caribbean island of Dominica following passage of Hurricane Maria. © CEDRICK ISHAM CALVADOS/AFP/Getty Images [[tweetable]]In the Caribbean…

Kristalina Georgieva |

Quand l’ouragan Maria a frappé la Dominique en 2017, les dommages se sont chiffrés à 226 % du PIB ! C’est donc à juste titre que les pays des Caraïbes recherchent des solutions d’adaptation au…

Kristalina Georgieva |

Un hombre camina entre los escombros en una calle de Roseau en la isla de Dominica después del paso del huracán María. © CEDRICK ISHAM CALVADOS/AFP/Getty Images En el Caribe, las personas ya están…

Kristalina Georgieva |

Also available in: Español | Français  | 中文  Machine learning algorithms are excellent at answering “yes” or “no” questions. For example, they can scan huge datasets and correctly tell us: Does…

Sarah Elizabeth Antos, Luis Triveno |

Dans la plus grande partie du monde, le revenu des personnes pauvres progresse. C’est ce que la Banque mondiale appelle la prospérité partagée,  qui correspond à l’augmentation moyenne annuelle du…

Maria Ana Lugo, Divyanshi Wadhwa |

In recognition of the vulnerabilities of small island states, we are responding to their aspirations and supporting their recovery and resilience building efforts in five inter-connected ways.

Tahseen Sayed, Christelle Chapoy |