The climate crisis is a deeply unfair one: the poorest people contribute the least but are hardest hit. Discover how IDA, the World Bank’s fund for the poorest countries, is stepping up to protect…

Akihiko Nishio |

Of all the planning and risk anticipation, no one had foreseen or imagined that a pandemic could paralyze the entire world. The COVID-19 (coronavirus) crisis surprised us all and changed the way…

Fadjimata Harouna Moussa Dit Balla |

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 |

In recent years, governments in the Sahel have offered integrated productive inclusion interventions to support extreme poor households’ economic activities and encourage diversification.

Thomas Bossuroy, Patrick Premand |

For the world’s poorest people, COVID-19 has brought an unparalleled social and economic shock. And for those living in countries affected by fragility and conflict, the challenge is compounded.…

Samuel Munzele Maimbo, Stefan Emblad |

Coordinated economic inclusion interventions can provide a valuable pathway out of extreme poverty.

Mari Elka Pangestu |

This week, the Sahel Alliance, a consortium of 25 development partners including the World Bank and IFC, renewed its pledge to help five countries of the subregion out of poverty.

Aliou Maiga |

Traveling in the Sahel region, I have seen how conflict, poverty, natural disasters, and climate change are reversing the region's development path and magnifying people's mass…

Axel van Trotsenburg |

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 |