Even in the most challenging places, investment and growth are possible. And of all the places most in need of development, the Sahel must sit near the top of the list.

Aliou Maiga |

The concept of Sustainable Development is not new to the development world. Everyone is familiar with the framework of 17 SDGs and their targets. To put the idea of sustainable and inclusive…

Talita Pessoa, Katie Kennedy Freeman |

The Africa Disaster Risk Financing Initiative supports agriculture insurance programs which unlock critical assess to credit for low-income farmers in Kenya, as well as in Uganda and Rwanda. Photo…

Hugo Wesley, Lorenzo Piccio |

In East Africa and West Africa, about 300 million people living in dryland areas rely on natural, resource-based activities for their livelihood. By 2030, this number could increase to 540 million…

Magda Lovei |

Igor Tkach is a remarkable man. As he stands tall and proud in the middle of one of the fields, his voice is loud and clear. And even the bitterly cold wind couldn’t stop him from telling his…

Meriem Gray |

For a small economy like Uruguay, integration into the global marketplace is one of the most powerful vehicles for growth and development. Participating actively in international trade allows…

Gonzalo Varela |

Cattle tagged through Uruguay’s national system for livestock information. Photo: Holger A. Kray/World Bank Imagine if you could know where your steak was born, and all of the details about its…

Katie Kennedy Freeman, Raquel Orejas |

World Bank's VP for Latin America and the Caribbean, Jorge Familiar, describes his visit to Uruguay.
  Jorge Familiar en Uruguay

Jorge Familiar |

If you are working on an urban water project, what information do you need?  You likely want to know what your project’s water utility knows. How else can you start talking to each other to have a…

Alexander Danilenko |

During the last week, we traveled in the Sahel region with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the leaders of the African Union Commission, the African Development Bank, and the European Union.…

Makhtar Diop |