In urban areas in Africa, many sanitation utilities struggle to implement and sustain toilet construction projects after the initial source of financing has ended. As part of the World Bank's…

Odete Muximpua, Mwansa Nachula Mukuka, Josses Mugabi |

This blog is a biweekly feature highlighting recent working papers from around the World Bank Group. It introduces five papers published in August 2022 on various topics, including COVID-19…

Marcelo Buitron, Policy Research Working Paper team |

Natural resources degradation is a well-known development challenge in Malawi. In recent years, it has gained some prominence as a major cause of climate vulnerability linked to extreme events…

Tesfaye Bekalu, Odete Muximpua |

Historically one of the poorest countries in the world, Malawi has made important strides in reducing poverty and improving living conditions. Last year, the government released a long-term…

Alys Willman, Margarita Puerto, Violette Mwikali Wambua |

When I was young, there was a common adage “youth are the leaders of tomorrow,” and I was always looking forward, with optimism that this tomorrow will indeed come one day.

Blessings Botha |

The Government of Malawi initiated the Financial Inclusion and Entrepreneurship Scaling (FInES) project, with a $86 million credit from the International Development Association. Through this…

Efrem Chilima |

Could 3D printing become a sustainable way to close the global housing gap in urban areas? From Malawi to Mexico, construction companies are utilizing 3D printing technology to break new ground on…

Luis Triveno, Olivia Nielsen |

Crop production losses are as significant from an aggregate economic perspective as they are a threat to the livelihoods of the poorest. A fine-grained and standardized way to measure this…

Yannick Markhof, Philip Randolph Wollburg, Giulia Ponzini |

There is growing recognition that scalable safety nets can help households cope with weather events and other shocks by providing immediate support afterwards.

Edward Archibald, Boban Varghese Paul, Chipo Msowoya, Massimo Sichinga, Alejandra Campero |

Learning loss from Covid in Sub-Saharan Africa: Evidence from Malawi

Salman Asim, Ravinder Gera, Archit Singhal |