Hard-won gains in health and education over the past decade are at risk as essential services and household incomes crumble.

Mamta Murthi |

Three measures to ensure no one is left behind by this pandemic.

Michal Rutkowski |

The Sahel Region is a priority for the International Development Association (IDA), the World Bank’s fund for the world’s poorest countries.

Axel van Trotsenburg |

We are entering the final phase of the race and our collective actions will determine if we can take the checkered flag or not by 2030.

Carolina Sánchez-Páramo |

It is undeniable that progress has been made in reducing extreme poverty over the last quarter century—from 36 percent of the world population in 1990 to an estimated 8.6 percent in 2018—and that…

Philippe H. Le Houérou, Antoinette Sayeh |

For the first time in history, the number of people living in extreme poverty has fallen below 10%. The world has never been as ambitious about development as it is today. After adopting the…

Sri Mulyani Indrawati |

For the first time in history, the number of people living in extreme poverty has fallen below 10%. The world has never been as ambitious about development as it is today. After adopting the…

Sri Mulyani Indrawati |

A waste collection site in Dar es Salaam,   Tanzania. Photo: Cecilia Paradi-Guilford Plastic waste, in particular PET, which is typically found in soda bottles, is becoming abundant in African…

Cecilia Paradi-Guilford, Scott Henry |

Over the past decade, illegal poaching of wildlife has quickly caught up to habitat destruction as a leading cause of wildlife loss in many countries.   Poaching African elephants for ivory…

Samuel Wasser |

After seeing PowerPoint slides of the preliminary findings over the course of more than a year, it’s nice to be able to report that the six-country study that is evaluating the “ultra-poor…

Berk Özler |