They are young, dynamic and solving problems in their community—Diepsloot township, a mixed formal and informal settlement of 139,000 people to the north of Johannesburg. These are some of the…

Marie Francoise Marie-Nelly |

Only three weeks after my arrival in South Africa, the country that is to be my home for the next three years, my team and I are in Tembisa, a township east of Johannesburg. Tembisa, where nearly…

Marie Francoise Marie-Nelly |

Ethiopia is still predominantly a rural country, with only 20% of its population living in urban areas. But this is set to change dramatically. Figures from the Ethiopian Central Statistics Agency…

Abebaw Alemayehu |

Economic inclusion programs provide a “big push” to help the extreme poor and other vulnerable people move into sustainable livelihoods, and can play an important part in poverty reduction. Photo…

Ines Arevalo, Michelle Kaffenberger, Aude de Montesquiou |

Amidst momentous political and economic reforms, the Ethiopian labor market continues to shift from low-productivity agriculture to services, construction, and tradables. Urbanization is a key…

Development Impact Guest Blogger |

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 |

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Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, Helidah Refiloe Ogude |

As one of the key foundations for manufacturing, trade and growth, logistics is a strategic component of every economy. The sector can also contribute significantly to job creation. For example,…

Yin Lam |

© سارة فرحات / البنك الدولي من العلامات المشجعة التي ألاحظها كلما سافرت الأثر الذي تحدثه التكنولوجيا في حياة الملايين من المهمشين. في أغلب الحالات، يحدث هذا بمئات الطرق على نطاق ضيق وبطريقة تخلو…

كريستالينا جورجيفا |

© Sarah Farhat/World Bank One of the encouraging signs that I pick up whenever I travel is the difference that technology is making to the lives of millions of marginalized people. In most cases…

Kristalina Georgieva |