Christina Wieser and Miriam Bruhn report on their latest randomized controlled trials (RCT), about the impact of digital financial services. This RCT has, once again, helped them show how digital…

Christina Wieser, Miriam Bruhn |

Buganda is a major subnational kingdom in central Uganda. While over 10 million people live and work on land owned by the kingdom, the land authority known as Buganda Land Board (BLB) records just…

Cissy N. Kiyaga |

Taji, a young boy in Nairobi, Kenya, sits outside his flooded classroom. School’s out, but not by choice. Cycles of floods and droughts have hit major African cities like Nairobi.

Zirra Banu |

A new study in Kenya shows not only increased labor market participation, but higher earnings and shifts in employment when mothers are offered subsidized daycare.

Markus Goldstein |

ها هو موسم " العودة للمدرسة" يهل ثانية على 22 مليون طالب في مصر. تولي مصر أهمية كبيرة لتطوير قطاع التعليم، حيث شرعت في سبتمبر/أيلول 2018 في تنفيذ إصلاحات تستهدف تحديث العملية التعليمية،…

أميرة كاظم |

As promising and beneficial as education reforms in Egypt have been, the shift to learning as opposed to “schooling” comes with growing pains and much-needed adjustments for the students, teachers…

Amira Kazem |

Pour les 22 millions d’élèves égyptiens, l’heure d’une nouvelle rentrée a sonné. En septembre 2018, le gouvernement a engagé des réformes afin de moderniser les apprentissages, améliorer la…

Amira Kazem |

The Government of Kenya, with the help from the World Bank, is providing Kenyan youth with more agency and a platform to voice their thoughts and concerns about how budget is spent.

Claire Davanne |