By 2050, demand for meat and dairy products in Sub-Saharan Africa is expected to increase by 327% and 270%, respectively, while demand for grains is projected to rise by 190%, in comparison with…

Caroline Plante |

Countries often face competing policy priorities for their limited resources. Achieving many of their goals is a tall order, especially when basic information on where the real problem lies is…

Arianna Legovini, Guadalupe Bedoya, Sveta Milusheva, Robert Marty, Amy Dolinger |

In less than five months, Benin has achieved a disbursement rate amounting to more than 90% of the resources made available to respond to the health crisis. Just over $38 million, or CFAF 22…

Atou Seck |

The COVID-19 crisis has forced us to reflect on the brutal effects that pandemics and epidemics can have on our daily lives. For many years, those of us who have been working on the epidemic…

Alina Florentina Burlacu, Verónica Raffo |

As countries focus on “building back better” after the pandemic, they have a crucial opportunity to leapfrog to a more digital economy – and to do so responsibly.

Mari Elka Pangestu |

Addressing Africa’s first Sustainable Blue Economy conference in Nairobi in 2018, President Kenyatta noted that Kenya’s Blue Economy could easily contribute three times its present share of gross…

Banu Setlur |

With the right precautions, public transport can provide a safe way of getting around and contribute to a more sustainable, more inclusive recovery.

Arturo Ardila-Gomez |

As Co-Conveners of the Grand Bargain (GB) Transparency Workstream, the World Bank Group (WBG) and the Government of the Netherlands are working towards data-driven transparency to improve…

Lobna Hadji, Björn Hofmann |

How can countries “build back better” and make sure their social protection systems can respond quickly and efficiently to future shocks?

Christian Bodewig, Stéphane Hallegatte |