A bypass under construction in Lilongwe. A sign that Malawi is inching its way forward. Photo: Govati Nyirenda/World Bank A new Country Economic Memorandum gives us a chance to step back and look…

Richard Record, Priscilla Kandoole |

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 |

Image: Miguel Antonio Toquica Onzaga/ World Bank Much of West Africa’s population lives along its coastline, where many of its capital cities are located. But though rising seawaters erode it, a…

Miguel Antonio Toquica Onzaga |

During my recent trip to Malawi, I saw that the expansion of agriculture, of illegal logging, and of charcoal production are decimating the country’s once-forested hillsides, causing soil to wash…

Magda Lovei |

Also available in: Español REDD+ Ghana: Engaging People in Sustainable Forest Management and Bringing Community Benefits This is the first blog in a series on forests and livelihoods. Africa’s…

Magda Lovei |