In the Africa Chief Economist’s Office, we seek to generate knowledge on key development issues around the continent. We also host the Gender Innovation Lab, which – as the name suggests –...

David Evans |

Economic inclusion programs provide a “big push” to help the extreme poor and other vulnerable people move into sustainable livelihoods, and can play an important part in poverty reduction. Photo...

Ines Arevalo, Michelle Kaffenberger, Aude de Montesquiou |

Betty teaches mothers with small children about nutrition, Uganda. Photo: © Stephan Gladieu / World Bank In a large, complex, or urgent situation, the command goes out: “All hands on deck!” Sub-...

Emmanuel Skoufias |

“African participants visit modern container port in Ningbo, China. Photo credit World Bank” This September I traveled to Beijing and Ningbo, China, to participate in the second Africa China World...

Girma Woldetsadik |

When I was based in the field, I often noticed that many of the journalists working in Africa had not been specifically trained to report on development-related matters, which at times hobbled...

Haleh Bridi |

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 |

In many ways, Ethiopia’s teacher Continuous Professional Development program is an education specialist’s dream: teachers regularly collaborate with peers, they are mandated to complete 60 hours...

Ellen Whitesides Kalisz |

D’après l’édition 2018 de la série de données #ID4D du Groupe de la Banque mondiale, un milliard d’individus dans le monde ne peuvent pas justifier de leur identité. Concrètement, cela signifie qu...

Vyjayanti T Desai, Anna Diofasi, Jing Lu |

Editorial credit: alionabirukova / Shutterstock.com Last week, the world came to attention when the famous Hulene dumpsite in Maputo, Mozambique collapsed under heavy rains, killing at least 16...

Silpa Kaza, Lisa Yao |

أصبحت الأزمة تمثل وضعا طبيعيا جديدا في العالم اليوم. فعلى مدى السنوات الثلاثين الماضية، فقد العالم أكثر من 2.5 مليون شخص وحوالي 4 تريليونات دولار في كوارث طبيعية. وفي عام 2017 وحده، أدت الأحداث...

ميكال روتكوفسكي |