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 |

Price incentives and technology improvements have helped make clean cookstoves easier to own and operate, but purely economic and technological interventions often do not consider the complex…

Jonathan Coony, Joana Sousa Lourenco, Samantha De Martino |

As developing countries gradually adopt cloud computing infrastructure to leverage their digital data ecosystems, important considerations arise. How can developing countries best manage their…

Rami Amin, Natalija Gelvanovska-Garcia, Sandra Sargent |

Many communities across Africa still lack access to an all-weather road. A recent World Bank study shows drones can help fill the gap and deliver essential goods or services to isolated…

Aiga Stokenberga, María Catalina Ochoa |

The COVID-19 pandemic has had devastating effects on smallholder farmers in Africa. In some countries, supply chain disruptions have made it hard for farmers to get seeds, fertilizers, and…

Chris Toe, Wallace Shuaihua Cheng |

A new report from the NDC-SF examines common themes from NDC-SF’s projects in more than 50 countries and analyzes how to effectively support the implementation of the climate commitments countries…

Marius Kaiser, Chris Lewis |

While strengthening the public health sector delivery capabilities and domestic resource mobilization remains a priority, private providers also play a key role in serving a sizable proportion of…

Sneha Kanneganti |

To this end, the World Bank, the EQUALS Global Partnership’s Access Coalition and the GSMA have come together to launch three digital literacy pilot programs focusing on women and girls.

Mariana Lopez, Zainab Rahima Aminu |

Ensuring Results-Based Climate Finance is within easy reach will help economies build back better post-pandemic and achieve a cleaner, greener future for all of us.

Matt King |

Ecosystem accounting can measure and build our understanding of nature’s ability to provide critical benefits that underpin human well-being.

Karin Kemper |