Governments in the Sahel must strengthen their education systems and ensure access to quality health care and nutrition services.

Annette Dixon, Hafez Ghanem |

A vibrant private sector is a powerful driver of jobs and can underpin sustainable economic growth, fueling innovation and poverty reduction.

Akihiko Nishio |

In the last few weeks, the latest Ebola crisis has reached a tipping point. The World Health Organization (WHO) declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern on July 17, and the…

David Malpass |

We cannot eradicate extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity if what’s being consumed by millions of poor and vulnerable is not safe.

Simeon Ehui |

The agriculture and food security sector are still largely behind in using the latest technology for managing risks and shocks.

Diego Arias, Martin Gurria, Cristina Stefan |

In the past five years alone, public debt in the poorest countries has increased from 36% of GDP to 51% of GDP.

Ceyla Pazarbasioglu |

Houses under construction. © John Hogg/World Bank [[tweetable]]Affordable housing is a major challenge across West Africa, where fewer than 7 percent of households can afford to buy their own home…

Martin Spicer |

© World Bank Group [[tweetable]]There are about 68.5 million forcibly displaced people in the world today, of which more than 25 million are considered refugees.[[/tweetable]] Almost 85 percent of…

Jim Yong Kim |

Refugees take wood working courses at the Kalobeyei Youth Training Center in Kalobeyei, Kenya. © Dominic Chavez/International Finance Corporation [[tweetable]]Youth are the engine of change.…

Bassam Sebti |

© Digital Youth Summit 2018 Giving youth the education and skills they need remains one of the world’s most pressing challenges. [[tweetable]]Globally, more than 260 million children and youth are…

Zubedah Robinson |