On the outskirts of Marrakesh’s historic medina, amid bustling construction and new housing developments, the Partnership for Market Readiness’ governing group gathered this month for its final…

Sarah Moyer |

With oil in Niger and Uganda, natural gas in Mozambique and Tanzania, iron ore in Guinea and Sierra Leone―African countries are increasingly finding rich new deposits of oil, gas, or minerals and…

Makhtar Diop |

​Participants at the first Community Practitioners Academy meeting, which was held ahead of the Fourth Global Platform for Disaster Reduction in Generva. - Photos: Margaret Arnold/World Bank…

Margaret Arnold |

Find a good longread on development? Tweet it to @worldbank with the hashtag #longreads.  China’s prospects stirred interest as the BRICs met in South Africa and a new survey by the Organization…

Donna Barne |

Find a good longread on development? Tweet it to @worldbank with the hashtag #longreads.  A video about a “scientific accident that may change the world (or at least your battery life)” went “…

Donna Barne |