Profiles of women reformers making it easier to do business around the world

Caroline Freund, Valerie Marechal, Iva Ilieva Hamel |

In recognition of International Women’s Day, we highlight the accomplishments of five leaders who have delivered much needed regulatory reforms benefiting entrepreneurs.

Caroline Freund, Valerie Marechal, Iva Ilieva Hamel |

The Sahel Region is a priority for the International Development Association (IDA), the World Bank’s fund for the world’s poorest countries.

Axel van Trotsenburg |

J'ai récemment parcouru la région du Sahel, du Mali au Burkina Faso, au Niger et enfin en Mauritanie, où j'ai pris la parole devant l'Assemblée générale de l'Alliance Sahel…

Axel van Trotsenburg |

The area around Lake Chad, a large transboundary lake shared by Cameroon, Chad, Niger, and Nigeria in West and Central Africa, is bearing the double burden of climate change and forced…

Johanna Damboeck, Nicolas Perrin, Benjamin Burckhart, Aly Rahim |

Bordé par quatre pays — Cameroun, Niger, Nigéria et Tchad —, entre Afrique de l’Ouest et Afrique centrale, le lac Tchad forme un vaste bassin aujourd’hui en proie aux dérèglements climatiques et…

Johanna Damboeck, Nicolas Perrin, Benjamin Burckhart, Aly Rahim |

The World Bank’s fund for the poorest countries, IDA has been a reliable partner in South Asia for more than six decades and contributed to a sharp decline in poverty in the region. Yet, for…

Hartwig Schafer |

In South Asia, higher exports can translate into benefits for workers such as rising wages and a shift to formal employment. But these gains benefit some groups more than others, notably male,…

Gladys Lopez-Acevedo, Diego Cardozo Medeiros, Deeksha Kokas |