Reducing inequality is a key policy priority in many countries as high levels of inequality can be detrimental to society. The existence of large differentials in living standards can be a drag on…

Daniel Gerszon Mahler |

Lesotho’s agricultural system faces a growing number of climate-related vulnerabilities with drought, floods, pests, and extreme temperatures occurring more frequently. In response, the Government…

Ademola Braimoh |

Today, the gender gap in education in middle and high-income countries has mostly disappeared. In some countries, girls outstrip boys in schooling outcomes, yet women earn about 16% less money per…

Marco Ranzani, Kathleen Beegle |

Dans les pays à revenu intermédiaire et élevé, les écarts de niveau d’instruction entre les hommes et les femmes ont pratiquement disparu. Dans certains cas, les filles surpassent même les garçons…

Marco Ranzani, Kathleen Beegle |

Ambitieux, les objectifs de développement durable (ODD) que les Nations Unies se sont fixés d’ici 2030 soulèvent un certain nombre de difficultés, dont celle-ci : par où commencer ? Le projet d’…

E. Gyimah-Boadi |

One of the challenges presented by the ambitious Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) laid out in the UN 2030 Agenda is where to begin. Afrobarometer, which conducts public attitude surveys in…

E. Gyimah-Boadi |

The good governance of public financial resources is often more challenging during good times than during bad times. In the event of an unexpected negative shock – say a drought or a sudden…

Sébastien Dessus |

For the past few years, I have been fortunate enough to be the World Bank’s resident economist for Mauritius and Seychelles. With this now coming to an end, here are some especially striking…

Alex Sienaert |

Ces dernières années, j’ai eu le bonheur d’exercer les fonctions d’économiste résident de la Banque mondiale pour Maurice et les Seychelles. Alors que ma mission se termine, je voudrais ici…

Alex Sienaert |

[[tweetable]]When it comes to responding to disasters, time is of the essence.[[/tweetable]] Help needs to come immediately to save lives; recovery and reconstruction have to start swiftly to…

Zuzana Stanton-Geddes, Jolanta Kryspin-Watson |