COVID-19 is the most significant shock the world has experienced since World War Two. Coronavirus infections are now accelerating in Africa, and the Government of Uganda has taken swift measures…

Tony Thompson |

As the world’s most youthful country, Uganda is replete with the energy, innovation and ambition that comes with each new generation.

Tony Thompson |

The first time I traveled to Uganda, in October 2016, I met a young mother whose strength and resilience I still think about today; an important reminder of why and for whom I work as an…

Jessica Lopez |

Caribbean nations offer valuable lessons on how to mitigate the effects of shocks, like natural disasters and the COVID-19 pandemic, through more resilient public financial management (PFM)…

Tracey Marie Lane, Ruxandra Burdescu, Leah April |

Effective management of state-owned enterprises (SOEs) can offer countries a layer of defense for fiscal resilience and sustainability when resources become scarce due to natural disasters.

Ruxandra Burdescu, Jana Kunicova, Joy ten Berge |

The archetype of the strong African woman standing as an unmoving pillar of her community is one that transcends national borders on the African continent. While in the past, this image often…

Nayé Bathily |

Each previous industrial revolution brought with it new technologies and tools to radically transform society at large, including the way we produce and consume food. But while many in Africa are…

Shobha Shetty |

When I saw Agnès’s market garden while on a field trip to Logohoué a few weeks ago, I gained a greater appreciation of our obligation to help rural communities push back the frontiers of poverty.…

Atou Seck |

I was born and raised in Cote d’Ivoire, a majestic but vulnerable coastal country. I know all too well how coastal livelihoods and communities have been shattered by intense flooding, poorly built…

Simeon Ehui |

This blog post is part of a series for the 'Bureaucracy Lab', a World Bank initiative to better understand the world's public officials and explores a range of approaches to…

Daniel Rogger |