The COVID-19 crisis threatens to widen the digital divide between men and women, which has become a significant hurdle to gender equality. To address this, the World Bank and CES have launched the…

Boutheina Guermazi |

Sub-Saharan Africa has one of the highest rates of child marriage in the world. Nearly four in 10 girls marry each year before their 18th birthday, many of them becoming mothers at a young age.…

Hafez Ghanem |

As COVID-19 (coronavirus) continues to wreak havoc around the world experts predict that African countries could be hardest hit. But African youth are not sitting idly by waiting for the worst to…

Raphael Obonyo |

As our continent advances in the fields of technology, manufacturing, computer software and information, our economies become more digitized. Economic activities such as trade, financial systems,…

Tlogang Otsile Ketumile Makgwanya Mosupye |

Letter to the President of the Republic of Mali Mr. President, My name is Alima. I am 15 years old and I am from the Sikasso region. On this beautiful afternoon in November 2018, we are…

Ousmane Traoré |

Last October, I participated in End Poverty Day (EPD)  from the Zambia Country Office, where I had the opportunity to exchange with a host of young brilliant minds from Zambia and around the…

Hafez Ghanem |

Also available in: Français  Photo: Arne Hoel/World Bank There’s no question that agriculture is critical to Africa’s biggest development goals. It is fundamental for poverty reduction, economic…

Simeon Ehui |

Photo credit: STARS/Flickr Enabling a robust market for information and communications technologies (ICTs) is fundamental to rebuilding fragile and conflict affected states (FCSs) and addressing…

Mark Jamison |

At the MaliAppChallenge, the major mobile applications competition organized in Bamako on May 9, 2016, Malian youth showed everyone that they are ready to participate fully in the country’s…

Charles Hurpy |

Girl on cellphone. Aurangabad, India. Photo: © Simone D. McCourtie / World Bank In recent decades, India’s growth story has been difficult to ignore. And the Indian technology revolution, a key…

Darshan Yadunath |