Economic growth, social inclusion, public health, environmental protection… mobility is at the core of many critical issues that have been shaping the global development agenda. This message came…

Nancy Vandycke |

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 |

The impact of growth on poverty in Ghana has slowed substantially over the years. Ghana’s largest fall in poverty, 2% a year, was experienced during 1991–1998. Between 2012 and 2016, the poverty…

Tomomi Tanaka, Camille Nuamah, Michael Geiger |

Environmental degradation puts livelihoods at risk and the Ghanaian government is determined to fight it. Planting trees is one approach to address soil erosion, topsoil quality and overgrowth of…

Arianna Legovini |

The world’s climate is changing, and is projected to continue to do so for the foreseeable future.  The impact of climate change will be particularly felt in agriculture, as rising temperatures,…

Ademola Braimoh |

Le climat de notre planète évolue — une tendance qui devrait se maintenir dans un avenir prévisible. L’agriculture sera particulièrement touchée, la hausse des températures, la modification des…

Ademola Braimoh |

If you skimmed the news this year, 2017 may have seemed like a tough year for climate change.   The US and the Caribbean endured a devastating hurricane season. People across Africa felt the…

Ellysar Baroudy |

Pour les habitants du littoral ouest-africain, les bouleversements sont rapides. À certains endroits, l’érosion côtière atteint 10 mètres par an. Des tempêtes de plus en plus fortes et l’élévation…

Karin Erika Kemper |

الحياة تتغير بسرعة للمجتمعات الساحلية في غرب أفريقيا. وفي بعض المناطق، تتآكل السواحل بما يصل إلى 10 أمتار في السنة. ويؤدي تزايد شدة العواصف وارتفاع منسوب البحار إلى اختفاء المنازل والطرق والمباني…

كارين اريكا كيمبر |

Life is shifting fast for coastal communities in West Africa. In some areas, coastlines are eroding as much as 10 meters per year. Stronger storms and rising seas are wiping out homes, roads and…

Karin Erika Kemper |