Development policies need to support the most vulnerable Central Africans, especially those who have been forcibly displaced by conflict. The outbreak of conflict in 2012 led to almost one million…

Harriet Kasidi Mugera, Gervais Chamberlin Yama, Jonathan Lain |

Sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries, including those in the CEMAC (Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa) region are endowed with abundant natural resources that hold significant…

Djeneba Doumbia, Joana Monteiro da Mota |

Human capital development is essential for sustained and inclusive growth. The wealth of modern nations depends not only on their natural resources: it also depends on their human resources.…

Nathalie Lahire, Ioana Botea, Eliane Mbende |

West and Central Africa faces compounding challenges including increased climate change impacts, such as prolonged drought and unpredictable rainy seasons causing flooding in the Sahel; high…

Jorge Trevino, Thierry Davy |

Endowed with impressive natural and mineral resources, the Central African Republic (CAR) is potentially rich. Yet it is a typical example of the natural resources curse. The country fails to…

Wilfried A. Kouame |

One objective of fiscal policy is to stabilize a country’s macroeconomic environment. Countercyclical fiscal measures intend to offset the effects of the economic cycle on a country’s economy. For…

Jose Luis Diaz Sanchez, Joana Monteiro da Mota |

The Central African Republic (CAR) is a chronically fragile country. Endowed with impressive natural and mineral resources, the country is potentially rich, yet trapped in a regionally, and…

Wilfried A. Kouame, Han Fraeters |

The Local Connectivity Emergency Project (LCEP), funded by a $4.9 million grant from the State and Peacebuilding Fund, allowed the reopening of a 333 kilometer (207 miles) stretch of road between…

Shruti Vijayakumar, Marc Navelet, Andrew Losos, Aguiratou Savadogo-Tinto |

A new World Bank Group paper on conflict-induced internal displacement outlines several recommendations for the institution to further step up its support to internally displaced populations and…

Stefan Emblad, Xavier Devictor, Caroline Bahnson |

Although rates of infection have not been as high as in other regions, the economic consequences of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic in Sub-Saharan Africa have been severe due to the…

Pierella Paci |