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 |

Next week, I will be joining World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on an historic joint visit to Africa's Great Lakes Region. The aim of the trip is to…

Makhtar Diop |

In downtown Houston last month, flags were unfurled everywhere promoting  LNG 17 - the biggest global gathering devoted to LNG, or liquefied natural gas, as well as its whole value chain. …

Michael Jarvis |

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 |

Click here to view the full Infographic in high resolution. Tomorrow, a Learning for All Ministerial Meeting will bring together development partners and ministers of finance and education from…

Education Team |

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 |