The world is urbanizing at an unprecedented speed and scale, with more than half the global population living in cities today… rising to nearly 7 out of 10 people in cities by 2050.

Sameh Wahba |

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 |

Houses under construction. © John Hogg/World Bank [[tweetable]]Affordable housing is a major challenge across West Africa, where fewer than 7 percent of households can afford to buy their own home…

Martin Spicer |

The Africa Disaster Risk Financing Initiative supports agriculture insurance programs which unlock critical assess to credit for low-income farmers in Kenya, as well as in Uganda and Rwanda. Photo…

Hugo Wesley, Lorenzo Piccio |

Celebrating his 60th birthday recently, my father chatted with me about his career and getting his first job. He graduated as an engineer in the 1970s in Austria and faced very different…

Florentin Kerschbaumer |

Мой отец, недавно отмечая свое 60-летие, поговорил со мной о своей карьере и о том, как он получил первую работу. Он получил диплом инженера в 1970-х годах в Австрии и имел совершенно другие…

Florentin Kerschbaumer |

Photo: Steven doRemedios The Triple Threat, as it is referred to in South African policy circles, remains a key policy priority for the government; namely, inequality, poverty and unemployment.…

Shoghik Hovhannisyan, Christopher F. Baum, Helidah Refiloe Ogude |

Braamfontein Railway Yards, Johannesburg © demerzel21 Across the world, the movement of people is an increasingly urban phenomenon. As such, researchers are beginning to recognize that the…

Helidah Refiloe Ogude, Aditya Sarkar |

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Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, Helidah Refiloe Ogude |

Running a local government is not sexy. It’s making sure that roads are maintained, there is water to drink, health clinics are stocked and staffed, and schools are equipped to teach. Often, it…

Marcus Holmlund, Felipe Dunsch |