Dar es Salaam’s growing population is increasingly at risk of flooding. Photo: Chris Morgan/World Bank The Msimbazi River makes a volatile neighbor. With depressing regularity, the river breaks…

Alexandra Panman, Ian Madison, Jean-Benoît Falisse |

Photo: CIFOR | Flickr Creative Commons  Africa is a continent rich in natural resources and boasts a large young, ambitious, and entrepreneurial-minded population. Harnessed properly, these…

Fida Rana, Chidi Izuwah |

Photo: Debbie Hildreth Pisarcik | Flickr Creative Commons Several years ago, after almost two decades at various investment banks, I joined the World Bank’s Financial Solutions team. I had always…

Sebnem Erol Madan |

It’s not always easy to convince the private sector to participate in public infrastructure projects—especially in developing countries and emerging economies. Why is this a problem? Because there…

Pankaj Gupta |

Much work remains to be done to ensure reliable electricity access for Africa's citizens. A number of complications are making it difficult to achieve this UN Sustainable Development Goal.…

Charles Feinstein |

“The test of success is not what you do when you are on top, ” as U.S. Army General George S. Patton Jr. famously said. “Success is how high you bounce when you hit the bottom.”  In the context of…

Jeff Delmon |

The World Bank has identified 34 countries that qualify as Low-Income Countries (LICs) for 2015. LICs have a per capita income less than US$1, 045 per year, while the world average is US$14, 307.…

Irene Portabales González, Lincoln Flor |