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 |

Dar es Salaam’s growing population is increasingly at risk of flooding. Photo: Chris Morgan/World Bank The Msimbazi River makes a volatile neighbor. With depressing regularity, the river breaks…

Alexandra Panman, Ian Madison, Jean-Benoît Falisse |

Growing a business is not easy, and for women firm owners the challenges can be acute, especially when they are poor and run subsistence level firms. In developing countries, 22 percent of women…

Mayra Buvinic, Joao Montalvao, Amy Copley |

احتلت لوسي أوديوا المركز الأول في مبادرة "هي وأهداف التنمية المستدامة" ، وهي من رائدات الأعمال في تنزانيا. وتقوم شركتها، Women choice Industries على تعزيز أساليب أكثر أمانًا واستدامة…

Mahmoud Mohieldin |

Où que vos voyages vous mènent dans le monde, vous verrez des femmes en action dans tous les secteurs de l’économie et de la société, que ce soit dans l’agriculture, la santé, le commerce, l’…

Mahmoud Mohieldin |

Lucy Odiwa, una empresaria en Tanzanía cuya empresa promueve métodos más seguros y más sostenibles para el manejo de la higiene de la salud menstrual (MHM) ganó el primer lugar en el concurso SDGs…

Mahmoud Mohieldin |

Lucy Odiwa, an entrepreneur in Tanzania whose firm, promotes safer and more sustainable methods for handling menstrual health hygiene management (MHM) won the first place in the SDGs&Her…

Mahmoud Mohieldin |

Comment attirer davantage de financements privés dans l’agro-industrie, le logement et le tourisme en Afrique de l’Est ? C’est le thème choisi pour l’édition annuelle du Forum sur le financement…

Axel van Trotsenburg |

Access to finance was the major constraint to starting or growing a household enterprise. Photo: Odette Maciel Non-farm household enterprises provide an important opportunity for employment in…

Julia Granata, Maria Laura Sanchez Puerta, Odette Maciel, Mohamed Ihsan Ajwad |

Rising at 7:00 am to take children to school may seem like a regular activity for many. But what about bringing ALL your community’s youngest children to school, on a donkey cart no less?   Every…

Alison Marie Grimsland |