Africa is the world’s youngest continent—the average age of its roughly 1.3 billion inhabitants is 18 years, and in the Sub-Saharan region about 40% of the population is under 15.

Mélio João Tinga |

Today, our greatest challenge is to restart economies and prevent adult deaths and illness from COVID-19 (coronavirus). But can we take 20, 30 or 40 years—or even five years—to achieve the…

Idah Z. Pswarayi-Riddihough |

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 |

Menstrual health and hygiene (MHH) can increase female empowerment at a critical stage of a girls’ life. Evidence shows that multi-sectoral solutions yield the most impact.

Jennifer J. Sara, Caren Grown, Sarah Keener, Gaia Hatzfeldt, Gloria Kuoh |

A new World Bank Group paper on conflict-induced internal displacement outlines several recommendations for the institution to further step up its support to internally displaced populations and…

Stefan Emblad, Xavier Devictor, Caroline Bahnson |

In this blog, we outline four strategies highlighted by our new Jobs Policy Note to accelerate the shift into higher value-added activities and better livelihoods for the mass of low-paid workers…

Ian Walker, Federica Ricaldi |

Please join us on April 21, 2021 at 7:30AM EST for a cross-country experience sharing on strengthening public procurement systems in Lebanon, Bangladesh, and Mozambique through the Methodology for…

Carlos Ferreyra |

From public transit quality to land use patterns, there are many factors that may impact people's ability to access essential services like healthcare or education. A new World Bank study…

Aiga Stokenberga, Karla Dominguez Gonzalez |

When disasters strike, what options do African countries have? How prepared are people to tackle growing climate, weather and water risks—with more hostile climate environments, limited access to…

Prashant Singh, Makoto Suwa, Zirra Banu |

World Bank Group funds projects to rein in pollution at every stage of plastic value chain.

David Malpass |