The White Nile in South Sudan. Photo by Steve Utterwulghe. As I was landing in Juba, the bustling capital of South Sudan, I couldn’t help but reminisce about my days working in Khartoum for the UN…

Steve Utterwulghe, Patrick Banya |

A waste collection site in Dar es Salaam,   Tanzania. Photo: Cecilia Paradi-Guilford Plastic waste, in particular PET, which is typically found in soda bottles, is becoming abundant in African…

Cecilia Paradi-Guilford, Scott Henry |

Le Programme Eau et Assainissement (WSP) de la Banque mondiale vient de terminer une importante étude sur la façon de valoriser le potentiel des technologies de l'information et de la…

Fadel Ndaw |

A new study was recently carried out by the Water and Sanitation Program (WSP) of the World Bank on how to unlock the potential of Information and Communications Technology (ICTs) to improve Water…

Fadel Ndaw |

على مدى العقد الماضي، أصبح الصيد غير المشروع للأحياء البرية يعادل تدمير الموائل الطبيعية كسبب رئيسي في فقدان الأحياء البرية في العديد من البلدان. ولعل صيد الأفيال الأفريقية سعيا وراء العاج هو مثال…

Samuel Wasser |

Over the past decade, illegal poaching of wildlife has quickly caught up to habitat destruction as a leading cause of wildlife loss in many countries.   Poaching African elephants for ivory…

Samuel Wasser |

Durante la última década, la caza furtiva de vida silvestre aumentó rápidamente y se convirtió junto con la destrucción del hábitat en una de las causas principales de pérdida de la vida silvestre…

Samuel Wasser |

What is online outsourcing, and how could countries leverage it to create new jobs for youth and women? Those are questions we will help answer as part of an upcoming report and toolkit. The World…

Cecilia Paradi-Guilford, Siou Chew Kuek |

Digital entrepreneurs have the potential to connect to global markets like never before. Whether selling physical goods on internet platforms, or providing digital goods and services that can be…

Rosanna Chan, Michael Ferrantino, Miles McKenna |

Public procurement is a linchpin for good governance and effective public service delivery, both of which are critical to the sustainable development of Africa. In many countries throughout the…

Lindsey Marchessault, Quamrul Hasan |