The King Baudouin Foundation has just announced that it is accepting nominations for its 2014-2015 African Development Prize. The Prize awards innovative initiatives that help local communities…

Kristina Nwazota |

 À l’heure où nous songeons à ce que l’année nouvelle réserve à l’Afrique, le lien indissociable entre paix et développement me semble plus que jamais évident.   Début décembre, j’ai assisté au…

Makhtar Diop |

L’interconnexion physique des réseaux fibres optiques des pays d’Afrique Centrale est un objectif majeur du Programme économique régional 2010-2015 de la CEMAC (Communauté Economique et Monétaire…

Michel Rogy |

Sitting in a safe house, an ocean away, three former pirates reflect on their past lives as ”footsoldiers” aboard  skiffs preparing to attack unsuspecting cargo vessels off the Horn of Africa. Our…

Stuart Yikona |

Dear Africa Can readers, we’ve heard from many of you since our former Africa Chief Economist Shanta Devarajan left the region for a new Bank position that you want Africa Can to continue…

Francisco Ferreira |

The World Bank Group got the go-ahead on a new strategy aimed at repositioning itself to better tackle its two goals: ending extreme poverty by 2030 and boosting shared prosperity. The strategy…

Donna Barne |

Le redressement de la Somalie a d'immenses implications régionales et mondiales. Lors d'une réunion des partenaires de développement tenue récemment à Bruxelles, 2,4 milliards de dollars…

Makhtar Diop |

Getting Somalia right has huge regional and global implications and attracted $2.4 billion in support at a recent development partners meeting in Brussels.  Supporting fragile and conflict-…

Makhtar Diop |

The Yangon Circular Railway is the local commuter rail network in Yangon, Myanmar. In this recording, World Bank Country Manager Kanthan Shankar boards the train on a three-hour ride around the…

Kanthan Shankar |

I have been somewhat skeptical about the application of impact evaluations to justice reform activities but I’m coming around to their utility for a limited – yet important – set of questions. The…

Nicholas Menzies |