Under the 18th replenishment of IDA (IDA18), which ended in June, we have more than doubled our support in fragile and conflict-affected situations over three years, from $10.2 billion to $23…

Axel van Trotsenburg |

While the region has made strides in achieving access to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), 13% of the population – over 74 million people – still lack access to handwashing facilities, and…

Carmen Nonay, Rajesh Advani |

As the region recovers from the economic downturn, it is important that governments make their recovery 'green'.

Lia Sieghart, Martin Heger |

In Kenya, women in water utilities face barriers in accessing equal employment opportunities throughout their career trajectory.

Christine Ochieng |

Ensuring better integration of refugees into host communities and longer-term investments in both refugees and their hosts.

Axel van Trotsenburg |

The borderlands in the Horn of Africa are synonymous with economic, social, and political marginalization, entrenched poverty, persistent con¬flict, forced displacement, and envi¬ronmental…

Varalakshmi Vemuru, Aditya Sarkar |

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 |

While camps are often crucial for the displaced populations in the immediate term, they are not a tenable option when displacement becomes prolonged.

Utz Pape, Ambika Sharma |