In the Africa Chief Economist’s Office, we seek to generate knowledge on key development issues around the continent. We also host the Gender Innovation Lab, which – as the name suggests –…

David Evans |

Also available in: Français Entrepreneurs participating in the e-Takara competition to address specific challenges expressed by Nigerien public administrations. Credit: Niger Digital “The training…

Alexandre Laure, Simon Duchatelet |

In Guatemala, Program Leader Marco Hernandez and his team tested behaviorally informed messages in letters to non-compliant taxpayers. © World Bank [[tweetable]]Behavioral science can provide…

Carolina Sánchez-Páramo, Renos Vakis |

During my last trip to Mexico, I bought tamales from a street vendor and paid by card—something that would have been impossible not long ago. The vendor, who had a Bluetooth card reader connected…

Development Impact Guest Blogger |

Example from part of a biogas plant By Bertold Werkmann via Shutterstock In one of Mexico City’s most populated areas, Iztapalapa, there is a street named Alessandro Volta. With little knowledge…

Christian Borja-Vega, Christian Israel Aragon-Briceño |

This is the seventh in this year's series of posts by PhD students on the job market. Conditional cash transfers (CCTs), cash transfers targeted to poor households made conditional on…

Katy Bergstrom |

When I asked a table of Nigerian bankers whether corporate debt to finance solar off-grid and mini grid companies would find favor in local capital markets, they literally laughed at the idea. No…

Jonathan Coony |

© دومينيك شافيز/مرفق التمويل العالمي حتى يومنا هذا، لا تزال النساء أقل حظًا وسعةً من الرجال في كل المجتمعات تقريبًا في أنحاء العالم. فأجورهن لا تزال أقل من أجور الرجال، ونسبتهن أقل في مجالات أنشطة…

كريستالينا جورجيفا |

© Dominic Chavez/Global Financing Facility [[tweetable]]Still today, in almost all societies around the world, women are less well-off than men.[[/tweetable]] Women are still paid less than men;…

Kristalina Georgieva |

Aujourd’hui encore, dans presque tous les pays du monde,  les femmes sont moins bien traitées que les hommes : leurs salaires sont plus faibles, elles sont moins présentes dans les entreprises, la…

Kristalina Georgieva |