The mayors were united in their absolute determination to turn a crisis into an opportunity for a green and resilient transformation of their cities, whilst also creating jobs.

Mari Elka Pangestu |

The human capital situation in Sierra Leone is challenging and this has been further complicated by the COVID-19 pandemic

Emelyne Calimoutou |

Governments and tax authorities can use this period of tumult to demonstrate competence, fairness, and accountability to citizens and redefine the fiscal contract through smart and carefully…

Anna Custers, Roel Dom, Benjamin Holzman, Raul Felix Junquera-Varela |

To end child marriage in Sierra Leone, I propose two approaches, each working sensibly and exponentially to bring a complete stop to this issue.

Samantha Marie-Louise Oakes-Howson |

As COVID-19 (coronavirus) spreads across the globe, the disease is projected to take an immense human toll on Sub-Saharan Africa, infecting at least 110 million people in the region. The immediate…

Amy Copley, Alison Decker, Fannie Delavelle |

Sub-Saharan Africa has one of the highest rates of child marriage in the world. Nearly four in 10 girls marry each year before their 18th birthday, many of them becoming mothers at a young age.…

Hafez Ghanem |

After three years of intense work, Freetown has changed the paradigm in planning transport infrastructure and services—focusing more on the who than the what to ensure the needs of women and…

Fatima Arroyo Arroyo, Bailo Diallo |

Did you know that traditional fish smoking is a sub-sector of the seafood processing industry in Africa?

Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, Jingjie Chu, Berengere Prince |

The World Bank recently co-organized Sierra Leone's first-ever Resilient Urban Mobility Hackathon, where talented youth came together together to tackle transport challenges through the use…

Fatima Arroyo Arroyo, Xavier Espinet, Dunstan Matekenya |

“Freetown lacks proper public transport and infrastructure.” During the rainy season of May through November in Sierra Leone, many Freetown students who live far from school are at the mercy of…

Fatima Arroyo Arroyo, Xavier Espinet |