Ethiopia is still predominantly a rural country, with only 20% of its population living in urban areas. But this is set to change dramatically. Figures from the Ethiopian Central Statistics Agency…

Abebaw Alemayehu |

Photo: shplendid | Flickr Creative Commons Talk of trade tariffs and heightened geopolitical tensions are dominating news headlines recently. As developed economies consider escalating…

Mark Moseley |

Increasing the number of jobs publicly listed, enabling public and private institutions to better connect workers to jobs will not likely solve the jobs problem in developing countries. (Photo: …

Jacqueline Mazza |

For the first time in history, the proportion of people living in extreme poverty has fallen below 10%. The world has never been as ambitious about development as it is today. After adopting the…

Sri Mulyani Indrawati |

L’accès à des emplois de qualité est la voie la plus sûre pour sortir de la pauvreté. Des études montrent que la hausse des salaires a permis de faire reculer de 30 à 50 % la pauvreté sur la…

Sri Mulyani Indrawati |

Much work remains to be done to ensure reliable electricity access for Africa's citizens. A number of complications are making it difficult to achieve this UN Sustainable Development Goal.…

Charles Feinstein |

Students using new high-speed Internet in Tonga. Photo: World Bank Group For private financiers, official government support to information and communications technology (ICT) projects might seem…

Jeff Delmon |

Almaty, Kazakhstan. Photo: Wikimedia Commons To gain a better understanding of how innovation in public-private partnerships (PPPs) builds on genuine learning, we reached out to PPP infrastructure…

Thomas Maier |

Street scene in Delmas, Haiti “Plantain nu eat like rice” — a Caribbean saying roughly translated as “Make do with what is available to you” — applies to the region’s experience with public-…

Luciana Guimaraes Drummond E Silva |

  Overview of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Photo: Arne Hoel / World Bank Last month I met with ministers and local officials in Addis Ababa to explore areas where we, at the World Bank, can help build…

Mario Marcel |