The West African Economic and Monetary Union community, which comprises Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Niger, Senegal, and Togo, is facing a deficit of decent housing of…

Mazen Bouri |

Digital transformation could go a long way towards addressing several of Guinea Bissau's fragility drivers, particularly by boosting financial inclusion.

Daniel Nogueira-Budny |

Better road infrastructure can foster a better integration between the main coastal economies in West Africa.

Mathilde Lebrand |

A quarter of the population in Sub-Saharan Africa still lacks mobile broadband coverage. Affordability is the primary constraint to mobile broadband adoption.

Rogelio Granguillhome Ochoa, Samantha Lach, Takaaki Masaki, Carlos Rodríguez Castelán |

The COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic has clearly affected all areas of social and economic activity, and both governments and nongovernmental organizations around the world are mobilizing to find…

Tchuda Na Blaga  |

If you paid some of the highest electricity tariffs in the world, you would expect some of the most reliable electricity services. Unfortunately, this logic does not hold in West Africa, where…

Mustafa Zakir Hussain |

Today, on the occasion of the World Youth Skills Day , we are pleased to announce the winners of the Blog4Dev 2021 competition.

Hafez Ghanem, Ousmane Diagana |

By 2050, demand for meat and dairy products in Sub-Saharan Africa is expected to increase by 327% and 270%, respectively, while demand for grains is projected to rise by 190%, in comparison with…

Caroline Plante |

Many young people in my country, especially girls, have promising futures stolen from them by child marriage. This phenomenon has the capacity to delay and distort the victim’s psychological and…

Lizidória Mendes |

Sub-Saharan Africa has one of the highest rates of child marriage in the world. Nearly four in 10 girls marry each year before their 18th birthday, many of them becoming mothers at a young age.…

Hafez Ghanem |