Like other countries worldwide, Sahelian countries have been seriously impacted by COVID-19. As of May 31st, 2022, many Sahelian people have been infected by the pandemic, including 20,899 cases…

Aboudrahyme Savadogo, Aly Sanoh, Sidi Mohamed Sawadogo, Clarence Tsimpo Nkengne |

Did you know that 90 percent of electric vehicles that are currently operating around the world are two- and three-wheelers (2&3W)? And that 20 percent of the world’s 2&3W are electric?…

Fatima Arroyo Arroyo, Vincent Vesin, Aurelio Menéndez, Pierre Xavier Bonneau |

The World Bank’s engagement in transboundary waters in West Africa is at a turning point, at a time when the G5 Sahel countries of Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, and Niger are facing…

Laura Bonzanigo, Sanjay Pahuja, Clementine Marie Stip, Cecilia Borgia |

With support from the World Bank, the Global Financing Facility for Women, Children and Adolescents (GFF), UNICEF, UNFPA, Care International, Plan International and Save the Children and others,…

Emelyne Calimoutou |

The leaders of Mauritania, Niger, Mali, Burkina Faso, and Chad signed a groundbreaking declaration, calling for the creation of a Sahel coalition that would put education at the center of their…

Ousmane Diagana, Mamta Murthi |

When 24-year-old Niamoye Dicko decided to take classes at the Missabougou Vocational Training Center in Mali in 2020, she already had a Baccalaureate degree, a Master’s degree in private law, and…

Dena Ringold |

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 |

The Western and Central Africa (WCA) region is home to an estimated half a billion people and more than 40% of the population is under the age of 15, as shown by the data from the United Nations…

Ekua Nuama Bentil, Yoko Nagashima, Himdat Bayusuf, Jamil Salmi, Assane Dieng, Venkatesh Sundararaman |

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 |