Many countries of the former Soviet Union rank highly in the Human Capital Index, thanks largely to long-term investment in education and health services.

Sudharshan Canagarajah |

The area around Lake Chad, a large transboundary lake shared by Cameroon, Chad, Niger, and Nigeria in West and Central Africa, is bearing the double burden of climate change and forced…

Johanna Damboeck, Nicolas Perrin, Benjamin Burckhart, Aly Rahim |

In August 2019, Nigeria partially closed its land borders, and since October 2019, it has halted all trade via land borders. This was triggered by Nigerian authorities’ frustration with the…

Woubet Kassa, Albert Zeufack |

Investors are raring to do business in a region held back by state meddling and vested interests.

David Malpass |

We are entering the final phase of the race and our collective actions will determine if we can take the checkered flag or not by 2030.

Carolina Sánchez-Páramo |

In Central Asia, government agencies and water utilities are faced with aging infrastructure, inefficiencies, and poor performance, and have thus embarked upon critical sector reforms to address…

Lilia Burunciuc |

A historic moment for the citizens of Ibadan to agree on a vision that will shape the future for the next 20-years to become a sustainable city.

Ivan Bruce |

Today, there are more refugees in the world than directly after World War II. That is almost 26 million people who have been forcibly displaced from their homes and fled across borders from…

Axel van Trotsenburg |

Open defecation is the practice of people defecating outside, such as in street gutters, behind bushes or into open bodies of water. Between 2000 and 2017, the world nearly...

Haruna Kashiwase |

In the past decade, the GCC countries have made a number of steps towards improving women’s access to education, health care, and employment, as well as encouraging women to participate in…

Issam Abousleiman |