As COVID-19 (coronavirus) spreads across the globe, the disease is projected to take an immense human toll on Sub-Saharan Africa, infecting at least 110 million people in the region. The immediate…

Amy Copley, Alison Decker, Fannie Delavelle |

Alors que le COVID-19 (coronavirus) se propage à travers le monde, il est attendu que la maladie ait de graves répercussions humaines en Afrique subsaharienne, avec au moins 110 millions de…

Amy Copley, Alison Decker, Fannie Delavelle |

Last month, I attended the International Family Planning Conference in Kigali, Rwanda, where policymakers from across the world gathered to strategize about ways to achieve a demographic dividend—…

Annette Dixon |

Le mois dernier, j’ai participé à la Conférence internationale sur la planification familiale à Kigali, au Rwanda. Des responsables politiques du monde entier étaient réunis pour se pencher sur…

Annette Dixon |

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 |

In Ethiopia, women account for a disproportionate share of the unbanked, and the gap is widening. Photo: Binyam Teshome/World Bank The World Bank Group (WBG), with private and public sector…

Mengistu Bessir |

Photo: Carol Mitchell | Flickr Creative Commons As the backbone of development, infrastructure provides vital support for the twin goals of poverty reduction and shared prosperity. Considering the…

Caren Grown |

Photo: Sarah Farat/World Bank They say a picture is worth a thousand words.  While visiting the World Bank library the other day, I was struck by how many development publications featured…

Roger Gorham |

J’étais récemment au Kenya où j’ai rencontré des agriculteurs expérimentés. Ils m’ont fait visiter leur exploitation et m’ont parlé des problèmes auxquels ils devaient faire face depuis quelques…

Vikas Choudhary, Amadou Ba |