In the Africa Chief Economist’s Office, we seek to generate knowledge on key development issues around the continent. We also host the Gender Innovation Lab, which – as the name suggests –…

David Evans |

Betty teaches mothers with small children about nutrition, Uganda. Photo: © Stephan Gladieu / World Bank In a large, complex, or urgent situation, the command goes out: “All hands on deck!” Sub-…

Emmanuel Skoufias |

This is the eighth in this year's series of posts by PhD students on the job market. High rates of stunting in many developing countries pose important health threats to young children and…

Development Impact Guest Blogger |

“African participants visit modern container port in Ningbo, China. Photo credit World Bank” This September I traveled to Beijing and Ningbo, China, to participate in the second Africa China World…

Girma Woldetsadik |

When I was based in the field, I often noticed that many of the journalists working in Africa had not been specifically trained to report on development-related matters, which at times hobbled…

Haleh Bridi |

A young man sitting next to me on a recent flight from Almaty to Dushanbe told me, “I regret that I did not get a better education. I could have had a better job.” He is one of many Central Asian…

Lilia Burunciuc |

Недавно, на рейсе из Алматы в Душанбе мы разговорились с молодым человеком, сидевшим рядом со мной о сегодняшних трудностях найти хорошую работу. В ходе разговора он сказал с сожалением: «Жаль,…

Lilia Burunciuc |

Les jeunes sont le moteur du changement. Leur donner l’occasion et les moyens d’agir, c’est ouvrir des horizons infinis de nouvelles perspectives. Mais que se passe-t-il lorsque les jeunes de…

Bassam Sebti |

© Dominic Chavez/Corporación Financiera Internacional [[tweetable]]Los jóvenes son el motor del cambio. Empoderarlos y proporcionarles las oportunidades adecuadas puede dar origen a un conjunto…

Bassam Sebti |

© دومينيك تشافيز / مؤسسة التمويل الدولية [[tweetable]]الشباب هم محرك التغيير، وتمكينهم وإتاحة الفرص المناسبة لهم يمكن أن يولد إمكانيات لا نهاية لها.[[/tweetable]] لكن ما الذي يحدث عندما يفتقر…

بسام سبتي |