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How can Malawi emerge stronger and more resilient after two years of drought?

Richard Record's picture
Almost two years ago I was given the opportunity to move to Malawi as the World Bank’s senior country economist. It was a chance that I jumped at, having previously worked in Lilongwe for three years in the Malawi Government before joining the Bank.

More than a short-term escape: Sustainable empowerment solutions for girls and women in Zambia

Sarah Haddock's picture
In rural Zambia, women who live in poverty struggle every day to make ends meet and feed their families. In the words of one woman, “to tell the truth we are poor. Any money I make from piece work goes to buying relish, washing soap and bathing soap, I hardly have anything left for anything else...My husband doesn’t work apart from doing a little here and there in our farm, also (my) boy goes to school, so there are school fees to think of.”

Le développement, une marque à protéger ?

Johannes Hoogeveen's picture
Also available in: English
Tout le monde veut promouvoir son image de marque, et les organismes de développement ne sont pas en reste. Je pense à ces colis humanitaires estampillés « Don du peuple américain » ou aux logos de Médecins sans frontières affichés bien en évidence sur les dispensaires dans les pays touchés par l’épidémie Ebola… sans parler de la mention « Banque mondiale » associée à certains projets.

Branding development?

Johannes Hoogeveen's picture
Also available in: Français
Branding is everywhere, and development agencies are no stranger to it. Many have seen pictures of food aid labeled: "Gift of the people of the United States.” Who does not remember the Medicins Sans Frontier logos displayed prominently on clinics set up in Ebola-affected countries? And who has not seen the name of the World Bank associated with some project?

Disrupting malaria: How Fyodor Biotechnologies is changing the game

Efosa Ojomo's picture
In a recent blog post, I made the case that disruptive innovation is the most viable strategy for economic growth in Africa. The post generated many comments and conversations, with people asking exactly how it would work. Since then, I’ve been collecting examples of successful disruptive innovations in various industries; this time, I’m tackling health care.

La place des villes dans un Sénégal émergent

Salim Rouhana's picture
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Avec près de la moitié de la population résidant en zones urbaines, le Sénégal présente un taux d’urbanisation supérieur à la moyenne observée en Afrique subsaharienne (40 %). Dans ce pays, la proportion de citadins a quasiment doublé ces dernières décennies — de 23 % dans les années 1960, elle est passée à 43 % en 2013  et devrait s’établir à 60 % à l’horizon 2030. Certes, cet essor s’accompagne d’immenses défis, mais il offre aussi aux responsables sénégalais l’occasion d’opérer une transformation structurelle de l’économie.