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 |

As countries rebuild their economies from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is critical that women and gender considerations are at the heart of governments’ strategies for an inclusive and…

Nora Elizabeth Mc Gann, Nazaneen Ismail Ali |

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 |

About 7 million young people, could not access their education for several months in 2020 during #COVID-19 closures. Connecting Africa’s universities to affordable, high-speed broadband internet…

Sajitha Bashir |

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 |

Mobile government (mGov) offers developing countries several benefits for their citizens including financial inclusion, wider access to services and improved government social accountability.

Khuram Farooq, Peter Kustor |

In Gbekon, Benin, summers come with flooding from the Mono River. Erosion of the nearby coast, along with more unpredictable rainfall, have made these floods worse over time. Each flood cuts…

Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, Maria Sarraf, Simeon Ehui |

Temperatures in the Sahel are increasing 1.5 times faster than the global average, and around 80 percent of the farmland has lost some degree of its natural productivity. Together, these factors…

Simeon Ehui, Maria Sarraf |

The COVID-19 pandemic is having a devastating impact on public health, societies, and economies around the world: it could push up to 150 million people into extreme poverty by the end of 2021.…

David Malpass |