In the Africa Chief Economist’s Office, we seek to generate knowledge on key development issues around the continent. We also host the Gender Innovation Lab, which – as the name suggests –…

David Evans |

More than 150 people participated in the SotM Africa conference in 2017. (Courtesy of SotM Africa) There is a unique space where you can encounter everyone from developers of self-driving cars in…

Vivien Deparday, Jocelyn Michele West, Mira Lilian Gupta |

In many developing countries, governments and health authorities face the dilemma of how to feed their growing population while ensuring their food is nutritious. Credit: World Bank Together with…

Felipe F. Dizon, Anna Leigh Josephson |

When it does not rain, people starve. This is the reality for many farmers in the Sahel—and across the globe—and the situation is only becoming more dire due to climate change. Yet, during a…

Raúl Alfaro-Pelico, Sarah Bashford Lynagh, Jennifer Ehidiamen |

Quand la pluie ne tombe pas, les gens meurent de faim. De nombreux agriculteurs au Sahel (et ailleurs dans le monde) connaissent bien cette situation, alors que le changement climatique ne fait qu…

Raúl Alfaro-Pelico, Sarah Bashford Lynagh, Jennifer Ehidiamen |

A recent World Bank report indicates that nine out of 10 of Sri Lankans may live in climate hotspots—or areas highly prone to floods or droughts—by 2050 [[tweetable]]Sri Lanka has a long history…

Thomas Walker |

طعم مياه الشرب في قطاع غزة كطعم مياه البحر. فقد أدت سنوات من الإهمال وسوء الإدارة، وذلك بسبب النزاعات المتكررة إلى حد كبير، إلى استنفاد طبقة المياه الجوفية الطبيعية في القطاع بشكل مطرد لتحل محلها…

أندرس جاجيرسكوج |

In Gaza, the drinking water tastes like seawater. Years of neglect and poor management, due in large part to recurring conflicts, has led to the steady depletion of Gaza’s natural aquifer. The…

Anders Jagerskog, Pasquale Steduto |

À Gaza, l'eau potable a le goût de l'eau de mer. Des années de négligence et de mauvaise gestion, dues en grande partie à des conflits répétitifs, ont conduit à l'épuisement…

Anders Jagerskog |

Photo credit: Leonardo Canon Rubiano/World Bank The World Bank is supporting the Government of Sri Lanka’s efforts to create a roadmap for the modernization of urban bus services in the capital,…

Leonardo Canon Rubiano |