The International Day of Forests this month is an opportunity to recognize the vital role played by forests in improving the livelihoods of 400 million Africans who depend on them for food, energy…

Africa Olojoba |

With just 10 percent of the world's vehicles, the region accounts for more than a quarter of global traffic deaths. Many crash victims are pedestrians, cyclists, or motorcyclists, and road…

Hartwig Schafer |

Sur les 450 millions d'habitants de la région, près des deux tiers, soit environ 300 millions de personnes, ont moins de 35 ans.

Anna Bjerde |

Of the region’s 450 million people, nearly two-thirds, almost 300 million people, are under the age of 35. Unfortunately, this vast human resource is highly “untapped,” and nearly 80 percent of…

Anna Bjerde |

فمن بين سكان المنطقة البالغ عددهم 450 مليون نسمة، ما يقرب من ثلثي هذا العدد، أي نحو 300 مليون شخص، تحت سن الخامسة والثلاثين. لسوء الحظ، هذه الموارد البشرية الهائلة "غير مستغلة" إلى حد…

آنا بيردي |

On this rainy morning in January 2020, I am delighted to join my colleagues from the World Bank office in Madagascar—all of us wearing raincoats and carrying shovels, ready to plant 1,000 plants…

Erik Reed |

Imperméables sur le dos et pelles entre les mains, je suis ravi de retrouver mes collègues du bureau de la Banque mondiale à Madagascar ce matin pluvieux de janvier 2020 pour planter 1000 plants…

Erik Reed |

Profiles of women reformers making it easier to do business around the world

Caroline Freund, Valerie Marechal, Iva Ilieva Hamel |

In recognition of International Women’s Day, we highlight the accomplishments of five leaders who have delivered much needed regulatory reforms benefiting entrepreneurs.

Caroline Freund, Valerie Marechal, Iva Ilieva Hamel |

Driven by income gaps, demographic pressures, and climate change, international migration flows are set to increase. The World Bank can support countries in promoting safe, orderly, and regular…

Michal Rutkowski |