بينما نقترب من المنتدى الحضري العالمي العاشر الذي يعقد في أبو ظبي الأسبوع القادم، ننظر إلى المدن كمعاقل أكيدة للاحتواء. بيد أنها يمكن أن تكون أيضا أماكن للإقصاء إذا لم تخضع لإدارة جيدة. ونحن…

مايتري بورديا داس, سابينا آنا إيسبينوزا |

As we head over to the World Urban Forum 10 (WUF10) in Abu Dhabi next week, we reflect on the fact that cities and towns are at once bastions of inclusion and sites of exclusion. And we ask - what…

Maitreyi Bordia Das, Sabina Anne Espinoza |

Alors que l’on accorde une attention considérable à la croissance urbaine en Afrique et aux progrès en matière d’offre de services publics, on sait aussi que de nombreux territoires restent à la…

Maitreyi Bordia Das, Sabina Anne Espinoza |

A boy at work in a maize field, Ethiopia.  Photo credit: C. Robinson/CIMMYT How do young rural Africans engage in the rural economy? How important is farming relative to non-farm activities and…

Jerome Bossuet |

Today, the gender gap in education in middle and high-income countries has mostly disappeared. In some countries, girls outstrip boys in schooling outcomes, yet women earn about 16% less money per…

Marco Ranzani, Kathleen Beegle |

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 |

OpenStreetMap of Kenya Kenya is well known for its innovation in technology, particularly mobile technology in cash transfers. These innovations have largely been championed by the private sector…

Rose Wanjiru |

How can data be used to improve disease outbreak warning, urban planning, air quality, or agricultural production? Seven winning projects, which will receive support from the third round of…

World Bank Data Team |

The Africa Disaster Risk Financing Initiative supports agriculture insurance programs which unlock critical assess to credit for low-income farmers in Kenya, as well as in Uganda and Rwanda. Photo…

Hugo Wesley, Lorenzo Piccio |

Photo: Nugroho Nurdikiawan Sunjoyo / World Bank The trope of a government office worker, discontent with their work, grumbling about paperwork and administrative tasks, is a cliché. An equally…

Hélène Pfeil |