As Nigeria continues its critical work to lead 100 million Nigerians out of poverty by 2030 and manage its demographic transition, building the human capital of women and girls and expanding their…

Julia Vaillant |

Nigeria’s ambitious poverty-reduction targets hinge on developing human capital. Many of the drivers of poverty are considered in detail in a new report, “A Better Future for All Nigerians:…

Jonathan Lain, Tara Vishwanath |

The COVID-19 global pandemic has challenged the world in so many ways. While the race for vaccine development and deployment absorbed much of our attention, extended lockdowns transformed our way…

Victor Mulas, Frederico Pedroso, Hiromi Akiyama, James Lee |

Nigeria’s aspiration to lift all of its people out of poverty by 2030 presents a serious challenge. Trade presents one vital – but often untapped – pathway to poverty reduction. Through its…

Jonathan Lain, Jakob Engel |

Energy subsidies are proliferating as governments try to shield consumers from rising and volatile energy prices — but these come with significant risks.

Defne Gencer, Elcin Akcura |

The World Bank Group’s Identification for Development (ID4D) Initiative, a program that helps countries realize the transformational potential of digital identification, launched the Mission…

Seth Ayers, Faher Elfayez |

Investment in digital connectivity pays for itself from the resulting productivity and economic growth that comes along with it.

Riccardo Puliti |

Better road infrastructure can foster a better integration between the main coastal economies in West Africa.

Mathilde Lebrand |

Nigeria aspires to lift all of its people out of poverty by 2030. This is an ambitious target, as even before COVID-19 struck, some 4 in 10 Nigerians lived below the poverty line—about 80 million…

Jonathan Lain, Marta Schoch, Tara Vishwanath |

In this paper, the authors discuss how decision-making in the public policy sphere is influenced by three overlapping contexts: institutional, group, and individual.

Joana Sousa Lourenco, Renos Vakis, Laura De Castro Zoratto |