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 |

A vibrant private sector - with firms investing, creating jobs, and improving productivity - is absolutely essential for promoting growth and expanding opportunities. In order to support the…

Matija Laco |

Je rentre de la conférence des Nations Unies sur le climat, à Varsovie (Pologne), avec une bonne et une mauvaise nouvelle. Commençons par la mauvaise : les délégués ont, une fois de plus, préféré…

Rachel Kyte |

Regresé hace poco de las negociaciones de las Naciones Unidas sobre el clima que se realizaron en Varsovia, Polonia, y tengo una buena y una mala noticia.   La mala noticia es que los delegados…

Rachel Kyte |

  الزراعة الواعية بتغير المناخ في كينيا الصورة من: المجموعة الاستشارية للبحوث الزراعية الدولية والمناخ عدت مؤخرا من محادثات الأمم المتحدة عن المناخ التي عقدت في وارسو ببولندا وأنا أحمل أنباء سارة…

راشيل كايت |

I have recently returned from the United Nations climate talks that were held in Warsaw, Poland, and I have both good and bad news.   The bad news is that delegates opted to delay again…

Rachel Kyte |

Editor's Note: "Notes From the Field" is an occasional feature where we let World Bank professionals conducting interesting trade-related projects around the globe explain some of…

Miles McKenna |

I must admit to being notoriously bad with a mobile phone. I forget to take it with me, leave it in parks and cafés and have never migrated to a smart phone – a simple old Nokia handset is my…

Laura Keenan |

Natural disasters – such as tsunamis, earthquakes, cyclones and floods – are costly to society, in terms of both human destruction and financial losses. Governments ultimately bear the full cost…

Olivier Mahul |

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 |