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 |

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 |

Villagers at Ban Nongbuakham, Thakek District, Khammouane Province, Lao PDR. Check out more photos here   ​You can see it in the smiles on the faces of villagers in Ban Nam Jing, two hours outside…

Axel van Trotsenburg |

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Mohamed Keita |

The clearance of imports and exports by customs and other agencies are among the most problematic links in global supply chains. They are frequently blamed for undermining the capacity of…

Gerard McLinden |

Manothip met her first customers at an entrepreneurship fair for young people in Laos. How does one turn a creative idea into a profitable business? In my case, it started with a bag.

Manothip Siripaphanh_1 |

Available in ไทย Elephant ivory is on the march. Not elephants, but their ivory. The elephants are left bloodied and dead on the range. So are many rangers who work to protect a country’s natural…

Valerie Hickey |

Watch the video highlighting the report's findings. My mother always told me that first impressions are deceptive. Turns out, this is true also when it comes to gender equality. I lived in…

Helene Carlsson Rex |

This week in Doha, the marble corridors of the Qatar National Convention Center resonate with voices from around the world. Over half way through the UN Climate Change Conference, as ministers…

Rachel Kyte |

ยังมีอีกที่ ภาษาไทย Khun Patima (right) works with migrant workers in Thailand.  

Trinn Suwannapha |