Bisanti villagers in Nigeria appreciating first time access to reliable, affordable and sustainable electricity through the solar mini grid system. Photo credit: Simi Vijay Photography©/for the…

Sunita Chikkatur Dubey, Ashish Shrestha |

Evaluating the optimal way to expand electricity access across a country is difficult, especially in countries where energy related data is scarce and not centralized. Geospatial plans informing…

Dimitris Mentis, Chiara Odetta Rogate, Yann Tanvez |

At this year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba in Cape Town, South Africa, leaders are not hiding their concerns about the commodities downturn. Government representatives express their…

Paulo de Sa |

What are some stories that caught your attention in 2015?   They are ones that focus on people, data and events tied to sustainable growth, climate action and efforts to end energy poverty.   As…

Andy Shuai Liu |

  The world forged a historic climate deal in Paris on Saturday, cheered on and celebrated by people around the world. Getting to that agreement has involved years of work and collaboration that…

Anita Marangoly George |

Also available in: Español | Français | العربية | Русский   A Personal Appeal to End Routine Gas Flaring Six months. Forty-five endorsers. We’re well on our way to an ambitious new de facto global…

Anita Marangoly George |

Strong trade connectivity can help disaster response and recovery by ensuring that humanitarian relief goods and services get to where they are needed when disaster strikes.  Trade policy measures…

Selina Jackson, Michael Roberts |

West African countries have been working for many years to develop and implement harmonized trade rules for crop inputs. While much remains to be done, new regional regulations for seed and…

John Keyser |

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is making some real progress in regional integration. After decade-long negotiations, it has just launched its own Common External Tariff (…

Erik von Uexkull, Antoine Coste |

Openness to Merchandise Trade and GDP per Capita (Average 2010-2012) A well-established correlation in trade economics is the connection between gross domestic product (GDP) and openness to trade…

Jose Daniel Reyes, Siddhesh Kaushik, Julia Oliver |