Since the beginning of the Digital Revolution, people have been wondering about digitization of the workplace and how it relates to production and employment. Although a significant number of…

Olansis Mulugeta Wolde |

The Africa Disaster Risk Financing Initiative supports agriculture insurance programs which unlock critical assess to credit for low-income farmers in Kenya, as well as in Uganda and Rwanda. Photo…

Hugo Wesley, Lorenzo Piccio |

An existing classroom awaits an upgrade in Tigray.  Esayas Nigatu/World Bank “I want to be a doctor when I grow up. I want to help people like the doctor at the hospital who helped my mother” said…

Teklu Tesfaye, Varalakshmi Vemuru |

In East Africa and West Africa, about 300 million people living in dryland areas rely on natural, resource-based activities for their livelihood. By 2030, this number could increase to 540 million…

Magda Lovei |

In 2016,  World Bank Ethiopia launched a Blog4Dev contest inviting students to share their ideas for how Ethiopia can reach middle-income country status without leaving anyone behind. This is the…

Rediet Firdu |

Much work remains to be done to ensure reliable electricity access for Africa's citizens. A number of complications are making it difficult to achieve this UN Sustainable Development Goal.…

Charles Feinstein |

Women entrepreneurs in Ethiopia are disadvantaged from the start. They have less access to the finance, networks, and education which help their male counterparts advance. They face regular…

Francesco Strobbe |

The recent acceleration in growth rates across much of sub-Saharan Africa may not be purely commodity-driven, but for many of the region’s economies macro-economic stability is still dependent on…

Ken Opalo |

The highlands of Ethiopia, especially Tigray, were notorious for their severely degraded land. High population density, unchanged agricultural practices, climate change, the steep topography and…

Guangzhe Chen |