How can investments in enforcement, facilitation and trust help governments increase tax collection? Here are lessons from a case study from the Kaduna State in Nigeria.

Marijn Verhoeven, Wilson Prichard |

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 |

When I asked a table of Nigerian bankers whether corporate debt to finance solar off-grid and mini grid companies would find favor in local capital markets, they literally laughed at the idea. No…

Jonathan Coony |

A new solar hybrid  mini grid, built by ACOB Lighting in Nigeria’s Bayan Fada community, will generate power for about 1, 350 people. Photo: Alexander Obiechina, CEO of ACOB Lighting Technology…

Sunita Chikkatur Dubey, Catherine Morris |

مدرسة البنات في صنعاء. © اليونيسف اليمن إقامة سلام دائم ووضع حلول إنمائية مستدامة للبلدان المتأثرة بالصراع والأزمات والعنف هو مسؤولية عالمية على المجتمع الدولي. خلال اجتماعات الجمعية العامة للأمم…

فرانك بوسكيه, Oscar Fernández-Taranco |

Girls School in Sanaa. © UNICEF Yemen [[tweetable]]Creating sustainable peace and development solutions for countries affected by conflict, crisis and violence is a global responsibility for the…

Franck Bousquet, Oscar Fernández-Taranco |

It is well established in the economic literature that it’s the rich who benefit from the lion’s share of energy subsidies. Yet, it is often the poor and vulnerable who protest loudly against…

Guillermo Beylis, Barbara Cunha |

Photo: only_kim / Shutterstock.com  There are many drivers of climate change, but few would disagree that energy infrastructure built according to “business-as-usual” standards is a major one.…

Michael Tran |

Bisanti villagers in Nigeria appreciating first time access to reliable, affordable and sustainable electricity through the solar mini grid system. Photo credit: Simi Vijay Photography©/for the…

Sunita Chikkatur Dubey, Ashish Shrestha |