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 |

During a recent “Dinner in the Dark” social experiment, Kenya’s governors, policy makers and legislators experienced first-hand some of the same challenges as people living with disabilities.…

Annette Akinyi Omolo |

An existing classroom awaits an upgrade in Tigray.  Esayas Nigatu/World Bank “I want to be a doctor when I grow up. I want to help people like the doctor at the hospital who helped my mother” said…

Teklu Tesfaye, Varalakshmi Vemuru |

Growing up in the slums of Kawangware, gender-based violence (GBV) was no new term.
My earliest recollection of GBV is of my father, who was a drunkard shirker who jumped on any prospect to…

Patrick Githinji Muhoro |

Gender-based violence (GBV) has largely been understood as the act of violence against women. Hence society forgets that men also suffer the same way that women do, or even worse. It wasn’t until…

Janes Amondi Owuor |

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 |

Kayole-Soweto, an informal settlement on the eastern periphery of Nairobi, is home to approximately 90, 000 residents. And during a recent discussion I had with the Settlement Executive Committee…

Margarita Puerto |

In 2016,  World Bank Ethiopia launched a Blog4Dev contest inviting students to share their ideas for how Ethiopia can reach middle-income country status without leaving anyone behind. This is the…

Rediet Firdu |

Photo Credit: World Vision Kenya Mental health has a crucial role in the prevention of sexual and gender-based violence. However, to date most research and practice has focused on the role of…

Phiona Naserian Koyiet |