Traditional Charcoal Stoves in Haiti/ World Bank [[tweetable]]Across the world, over 3 billion people cook with solid biomass over traditional stoves resulting in negative impacts on health and…

Katie Kennedy Freeman |

In many countries, natural resources and extractive minerals are lucrative state assets that fail to contribute to economic prosperity. In resource-rich Africa, regulatory mismanagement,…

Cari Votava |

Natural resources management, particularly in the extractives industry, can make a meaningful contribution to a country’s economic growth when it leads to linkages to the broader economy. To…

Gözde Isik |

Photo: Tom Perry/World Bank For many, the connection seems strange at first. What do gas and mining have to do with women’s economic and social empowerment, let alone gender-based violence? The…

Katherine C. Heller |

​La presente primavera en la ciudad de Washington es parte de un año crucial en materia de desarrollo. Miles de funcionarios gubernamentales, periodistas, representantes de la sociedad civil,…

Donna Barne |

Si tiene hijos o nietos, probablemente se ha preguntado cómo será el mundo para ellos en 20 o 30 años. ¿Será un lugar mejor? ¿El cambio climático modificará drásticamente sus vidas? Es algo en lo…

Jim Yong Kim |

Mining is a high stakes industry. For the growing list of countries looking to translate underground assets into tangible benefits above the ground, the ability to negotiate and implement a good…

Michael Jarvis |

Conflict Diamonds A National Geographic Special on conflict diamonds. I am a mining specialist, not a conflict specialist. But on my recent trip to Sierra Leone, I was struck by the ever-present…

Christopher Sheldon |

With oil in Niger and Uganda, natural gas in Mozambique and Tanzania, iron ore in Guinea and Sierra Leone―African countries are increasingly finding rich new deposits of oil, gas, or minerals and…

Makhtar Diop |

Pétrole au Niger et en Ouganda, gaz naturel au Mozambique et en Tanzanie, minerai de fer en Guinée et Sierra Leone : les découvertes d’abondants gisements miniers et d’hydrocarbures se multiplient…

Makhtar Diop |