In my country, the Gambia, youths make up more than 50 percent of the population and are therefore too significant a number to be ignored. Any post-pandemic economic and social development plan…

Francis Thomas Aubee |

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 |

International remittances shape lives and livelihoods in The Gambia. Fatou lives with her family of six in a small village close to Basse. Like many young men in the country, her husband Hamidou…

Besart Avdiu, Moritz Meyer |

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the value of high-frequency and highly localized data to infer the economic impact of shocks and inform decision making accordingly. Researchers have explored…

Erwin Knippenberg, Moritz Meyer |

The World Bank remains focused on helping to translate global commitments into tangible actions at the country level.

Muhammad Ali Pate |

The archetype of the strong African woman standing as an unmoving pillar of her community is one that transcends national borders on the African continent. While in the past, this image often…

Nayé Bathily |

“Did you ask mom first? Did you ask dad at all?” As an American with Gambian parents, I heard these two statements every time I wanted to do anything when I was a child. It was standard. Now that…

Tamara Bah |

New Zealand’s success story is often told in terms of its lamb, wool, kiwifruit and agricultural exports. But our country’s greatest asset has always been our people who have been equipped to do…

Annette Dixon |