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 |

You are young, poor, living in a remote rural area, and one day your whole life is turned upside down by a sexual assault. No matter whether the offender is your partner or spouse, another family…

Inka Schomer, Margarita Puerto, Maria Beatriz Orlando, Diana J. Arango, Lucia Fort |

Getting more youth to engage productively in agriculture is not, and won’t be, an easy job. As an aspiring goat farmer and student in agribusiness management, I know that it takes real passion and…

Joseph Kyanjo Lule |

Let me answer it this way: If you are a youth, you are damned if you farm, and you will be equally damned if you don’t. Farming as an option is very key to enabling the continuous production of…

Mercy Melody Kayodi |

If Eating is “Cool” then Farming must be “Cool” too L’agriculture, pour la plupart des jeunes, c’est un paysan pauvre, terreux et épuisé, une binette rouillée pesant sur ses épaules abîmées et…

Willfred Iyamuremye |

If Eating is “Cool” then Farming must be “Cool” too Most youths’ perception of agriculture and agribusiness reflects the image of a dirty, exhausted poor farmer carrying a rusty hoe on puffy,…

Willfred Iyamuremye |

As a concept, social inclusion can be taught. Photo: World bank I am often asked—what happened as a result of the World Bank’s 2013 flagship report, Inclusion Matters? It made a big splash in the…

Maitreyi Bordia Das |

Photo: Sarah Farhat/World Bank Group What exactly do we mean by green growth? For us, it’s not just about riding bikes and planting trees. The Korea Green Growth Trust Fund (KGGTF) defines green…

Eun Joo Allison Yi |

Ce billet est le deuxième d’une série (a) consacrée aux forêts et aux moyens de subsistance qui en dépendent en Afrique. En passant par la Sangha et la Likouala, dans le nord de la République du…

Benoît Bosquet |

This is the second blog in a series on forest livelihoods in Africa. When driving through Sangha and Likouala in the northern part of the Republic of Congo, you cannot help but marvel at the…

Benoît Bosquet |