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 |

Video Blog: World Bank Vice President for East Asia & Pacific on his Visit to Tacloban City, the Philippines World Bank Vice President for East Asia & Pacific Axel van Trotsenburg talks…

Axel van Trotsenburg |

Conservation biology was baptized as an interdisciplinary problem science in 1978 at a University of California San Diego conference. But the conservation movement precedes this conference by at…

Valerie Hickey |

Over the past two decades, infant mortality in the Philippines has dropped by more than half. The number of women dying in childbirth has declined, and mortality rates from diseases such as…

Aliza Marcus |

Also available in: Español | Français | العربية At the UN climate talks that ended wearily on Saturday night in Warsaw, negotiators showed little appetite for making firm climate finance…

Rachel Kyte |

In the climate negotiations under the United Nations framework, we are used to seeing geographical blocs and other blocs at loggerheads. The tension draws attention, but it isn’t the only story of…

Rachel Kyte |

Mapping impact on houses in Tacloban In the aftermath of a disaster, lack of information about the affected areas can hamper relief and recovery efforts. Open-source mapping tools provide a much-…

Zuzana Stanton-Geddes |

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 presents a plan to international donors to help Lebanon cope with the impact of the Syrian crisis. World Bank Vice President  Inger Andersen speaks more about the plan in…

Inger Andersen |