More than ever, governments need to tap private sector expertise and financing for deploying battery energy storage systems (BESS). A new report provides insights on their merits and…

Ludovic Delplanque, Kwawu Mensan Gaba |

Since 2012, with the return of peace after a period of civil conflict that lasted from 2002 to 2011, Côte d’Ivoire has been one of the fastest-growing economies in sub-Saharan Africa with real GDP…

Melanie Ahoba, Jeanne Coulibaly Y Epse Oyolola, Chakib Jenane, Jean-Philippe Tré |

Productivity is the ultimate driver of economic growth. Almost half of the difference in per capita income across countries is explained by differences in total factor productivity (TFP). The…

Nathalie Picarelli, Fiseha Haile Gebregziabher, Markus Kitzmuller, Amina Coulibaly |

Better road infrastructure can foster a better integration between the main coastal economies in West Africa.

Mathilde Lebrand |

A quarter of the population in Sub-Saharan Africa still lacks mobile broadband coverage. Affordability is the primary constraint to mobile broadband adoption.

Rogelio Granguillhome Ochoa, Samantha Lach, Takaaki Masaki, Carlos Rodríguez Castelán |

If you paid some of the highest electricity tariffs in the world, you would expect some of the most reliable electricity services. Unfortunately, this logic does not hold in West Africa, where…

Mustafa Zakir Hussain |

Today, on the occasion of the World Youth Skills Day , we are pleased to announce the winners of the Blog4Dev 2021 competition.

Hafez Ghanem, Ousmane Diagana |

Even as the wealthiest nations begin to enjoy a return to prosperity and a semblance of normality, the pandemic continues to ravage the poorest countries.

Indermit Gill, Akihiko Nishio |

COVID-19 has not stopped countries from addressing marine litter. Rather, the main issue has been MENA governments carrying out different marine waste policies and making different investments.…

Kanako Hasegawa, Marcelo Acerbi, Khalid Anouar |