How are sectoral employment shifts helping to reduce poverty in Tanzania? New research from the World Bank responds to this question by analyzing data from the National Panel Survey (NPS), a…

Akuffo Amankwah, Richmond Atta-Ankomah, Rob Swinkels |

Early childhood education lays the foundation for a child's lifelong learning journey and is vital to fostering their cognitive, social, and emotional development. Investing in Early…

Gemma Todd, Magreth Paul Mziray |

Gender-based violence (GBV) is a pervasive global health crisis; one in three women worldwide experience GBV in their lifetime – and key vulnerable groups, such as female sex workers, are…

Rebecca Hémono, Marianna Balampama, Damien de Walque, William H. Dow |

Amina is a mother of two from Zanzibar and lives with a disability. She faced relentless violence in her marriage, but her parents advised her to stay with her abusive husband. He provided for…

Nathan Belete, M. Yaa Oppong |

This year’s 16 days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence (GBV) is an opportunity for us to reflect on what the World Bank has learned about preventing and responding to GBV and the…

Helene Carlsson Rex, Alys Willman, Michael Christian Mahrt |

When it comes to skills development and innovation, youth from Africa have something to say. Based on my recent engagement with youth from Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe, l can also tell…

Nathan Belete |

Meet Maryum, a 14-year-old student from Mtemani Primary School in Zanzibar whose dreams of becoming a science teacher were almost shattered by a natural occurrence – menstruation. For Maryum,…

Amani A. Dawai |

Africa is young, vibrant, and full of potential for rapid economic growth. All it requires is increased and sustainable investment in human capital.
Africa’s young people are energetic and…

Samia Suluhu Hassan, Victoria Kwakwa, Mamta Murthi |

It is early March of 2023 in Dar es Salaam, and the Tanzania Meteorological Authority has issued a warning for heavy rain. All of Dar es Salaam’s core emergency response agencies are meeting at…

Yohannes Yemane Kesete, Nyambiri Kimacha, Claudia Lorena Trejos |

Up to 73 million people in Eastern and Southern Africa experience acute food insecurity, including famine. While it is critical to feed the hungry and lessen the cost of malnutrition, the…

Victoria Kwakwa, Juergen Voegele |