In Nigeria alone, over 85 million people —more than 4 out of 10 Nigerians— are deprived of electricity. My trip to Abuja earlier this month reinforced what I already knew: the paradox of energy…

Anna Bjerde |

Despite waning growth, many Nigerians are working—but working alone is not proving enough to lift them out of poverty because more and better jobs are needed. How are those jobs created, then?

Jonathan Lain, Utz Pape |

Our new paper “Free compulsory education can mitigate COVID-19 disruptions’ adverse effects on child schooling” focuses on the role of pre-existing policies, such as free compulsory education laws…

Marco Tiberti, Luca Tiberti, Sylvain Dessy, Horace Gninafon |

Access to finance is a major, long-standing obstacle faced by micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in Nigeria. In 2014, only 6.7% of enterprises reported having a loan or active line of…

Sophie Dong, Andrej Popovic, Michael Wong, Michael Fuchs |

The World Bank supports cybersecurity skills development initiatives in developing countries to help close the cybersecurity skills gap and enhance cyber resilience as a catalyst for socio-…

Ghislain de Salins, Anat Lewin |

Africa is not on track to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal of eradicating extreme poverty. While many countries were successful in reducing poverty during the years before the pandemic,…

Camilla Holmemo, Christian Bodewig, Robert S. Chase, Suleiman Namara |

Unequal public investment in women and men is perpetuating gender inequality in Nigeria, which continues to take a toll on both Nigerian society and the economy. In the agriculture sector alone,…

Abhilasha Sahay, Amy Geist |

When analyzing poverty, only looking at unemployment rates will be insufficient and misleading.

Jonathan Lain, Utz Pape |

Nigeria’s problems with infrastructure have created a gap in learning in many students like myself, a global phenomenon further exacerbated by the lack of access to consistent electricity.…

Xara Orji |

We asked high schoolers aged 16 to 19 from around the world to provide their insights on learning after three years of the global pandemic in up to 500 words in English, French, Spanish, or Arabic…

Iona Lee |