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 |

Betty teaches mothers with small children about nutrition, Uganda. Photo: © Stephan Gladieu / World Bank In a large, complex, or urgent situation, the command goes out: “All hands on deck!” Sub-…

Emmanuel Skoufias |

This is the eighth in this year's series of posts by PhD students on the job market. High rates of stunting in many developing countries pose important health threats to young children and…

Development Impact Guest Blogger |

“African participants visit modern container port in Ningbo, China. Photo credit World Bank” This September I traveled to Beijing and Ningbo, China, to participate in the second Africa China World…

Girma Woldetsadik |

When I was based in the field, I often noticed that many of the journalists working in Africa had not been specifically trained to report on development-related matters, which at times hobbled…

Haleh Bridi |

A young man sitting next to me on a recent flight from Almaty to Dushanbe told me, “I regret that I did not get a better education. I could have had a better job.” He is one of many Central Asian…

Lilia Burunciuc |

Недавно, на рейсе из Алматы в Душанбе мы разговорились с молодым человеком, сидевшим рядом со мной о сегодняшних трудностях найти хорошую работу. В ходе разговора он сказал с сожалением: «Жаль,…

Lilia Burunciuc |

También disponible en: English A partir de este mes, unos 9 millones de mujeres (i) podrán conducir vehículos en Arabia Saudita, luego del histórico anuncio efectuado en septiembre del año pasado…

Katrin Schulz, Nato Kurshitashvili |

Cette page en: English | Español À partir du mois de juin, 9 millions de femmes (a) pourront prendre le volant en Arabie saoudite, après l’annonce, en septembre 2017, de la levée de l’interdiction…

Katrin Schulz, Nato Kurshitashvili |

Also available in: Español  | العربية Starting this month, an estimated 9 million women will be able to get behind the wheel in Saudi Arabia after the historic announcement in September last year…

Katrin Schulz, Nato Kurshitashvili |