Despite the significant agricultural potential of over 6 million hectares of farmland and 300,000 hectares of irrigable land, my country, Guinea, is unable to derive the full benefit of this…

Fatoumata Cissoko |

Malgré son fort potentiel agricole, avec plus de 6 millions d’hectares de terres cultivables et 300 000 hectares de terres irrigables, mon pays, la Guinée n’arrive pas à profiter pleinement de…

Fatoumata Cissoko |

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 |

East Asia Pacific’s (EAP) strong economic performance over the past few decades has significantly benefited and empowered women in the region, bringing better health and education and greater…

Victoria Kwakwa |

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 |

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 |

© Sarah Farhat/Banque mondiale À chacun de mes voyages, je constate que la technologie améliore l’existence de millions de personnes marginalisées. Dans la plupart des cas, les changements sont à…

Kristalina Georgieva |