Increased concerns on issues of violence against women and girls globally have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic and the current multitude of disasters. Statistics so far have shown that…

Christie Banda |

When it comes to skills development and innovation, youth from Africa have something to say. Based on my recent engagement with youth from Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe, l can also tell…

Nathan Belete |

Two similar programs in Kenya and Malawi—based on the best evidence on what works to help students learn to read—adopted similar interventions but had vastly different outcomes.

Adelle Pushparatnam, Elaine Ding, Ezequiel Molina |

Pest and diseases are a global challenge when it comes to turning food and nutrition security into reality. Climate change has also caused the dispersal and intensity of pests to worsen. The Food…

Mercy Chimpokosera-Mseu |

Up to 73 million people in Eastern and Southern Africa experience acute food insecurity, including famine. While it is critical to feed the hungry and lessen the cost of malnutrition, the…

Victoria Kwakwa, Juergen Voegele |

Imagine a world where every girl and woman and can manage her periods with dignity and without hindering her education, health, sense of self-esteem, social mobility, and economic opportunities.…

Saroj Kumar Jha, Hana Brixi, Jaime Saavedra, Thorsten Kiefer |

This week, I am looking forward to making my first visit to Malawi with our new Managing Director for Operations, Anna Bjerde. Our visit comes at a time when the country is still recovering from…

Victoria Kwakwa |

Isn’t it puzzling that most Malawians are involved in agriculture and yet most suffer persistent food shortages? Even more puzzling when every year for a long time now we have seen investments…

Blessings Botha |

To discuss Intra-African trade, one must consider its informality, the small size of the traders, and the important role of women. Yet women traders face challenges in the form of tariff and non-…

Mila Malavoloneque, Ankur Huria |

The widespread availability of free geospatial data has accelerated interest in data fusion. While village-level welfare estimates are key to the design and evaluation of anti-poverty programs,…

Melany Gualavisi, David Newhouse |