In country after country in Sub-Saharan Africa, new discoveries of oil, natural gas and mineral deposits have been making headlines every other week it seems. When Ghana’s Jubilee oil field hits…

Makhtar Diop |

También disponible en English El vice-presidente del Banco Mundial para América Latina y el Caribe, Hasan Tuluy, está en México para la toma de posesión del nuevo gobierno. En este video blog,…

Hasan Tuluy |

After months of preparation, the Sanitation Hackathon weekend is upon us.In dozens of countries around the world, IT and sanitation experts will join forces for an intensive brainstorming and…

Sanitation Hackathon Team |

Index-based rainfall insurance offers the potential to allow farmers to protect themselves against one of the most important risks they face – the risk of drought (or conversely too much rain).…

David McKenzie |

Also available in Portuguese, Español There is no arguing that high food prices are taking a heavy toll on Latin America’s families, business and governments, fueling ripple effects on people’s…

Marie Chantal Messier |

Find a good longread on development? Tweet it to @worldbank with the hashtag #longreads. Food crisis warnings are getting louder, with many urging action to head off a repeat of 2007-08’s soaring…

Donna Barne |

Find a good longread on development? Tweet it to @worldbank with the hashtag #longreads. Amid Olympics chatter, concern continues to grow over extreme weather and rising food prices, with many…

Donna Barne |

I’m amazed at what Africa is doing to address climate change, a crisis in the making that could have devastating consequences on the continent, its agriculture, and millions of people who had…

Harikumar Gadde |

So this past week I was in Ghana following up on some of the projects I am working on there with one of my colleagues.   We were designing an agricultural impact evaluation with some of our…

Markus Goldstein |