As we work on the next IDA replenishment we have a chance to integrate these lessons across our programs that are focused on countries affected by fragility and conflict.

Kristalina Georgieva |

A new report examines case studies of successful biodigester programs and discusses how agriculture programs can support the expansion of clean cooking technologies.

Katie Kennedy Freeman |

Discriminatory laws keep women out of the labor force by limiting their career opportunities and earning potential. The appointment of Ethiopian women to high level political positions is…

Maereg Tewoldebirhan Alemayehu, Gloria Kuoh |

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 |

Every day,  more than 44, 000 people are forced to flee their homes because of conflict and persecution. [[tweetable]]Forced displacement increases the risks of gender-based violence (GBV),…

Diana J. Arango, Elizabeth Dartnall |

It is well established in the economic literature that it’s the rich who benefit from the lion’s share of energy subsidies. Yet, it is often the poor and vulnerable who protest loudly against…

Guillermo Beylis, Barbara Cunha |

In Ethiopia, women account for a disproportionate share of the unbanked, and the gap is widening. Photo: Binyam Teshome/World Bank The World Bank Group (WBG), with private and public sector…

Mengistu Bessir |

Aerial view of Dollo Ado refugee camps in Ethiopia. The camps are home to an estimated 212, 000 Somali refugees who are displaced as a result of war and drought.Photo credit: Samuel Tewolde…

Anne Bennett, Vandana Sharma |

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Tariq Khokhar |