On July 1, 2020, the World Bank announced that the Tanzanian economy had been upgraded from low to lower-middle income status. So, what does that mean? Below, we answer some of the most frequently…

William G. Battaile |

According to World Bank, almost one in three Tanzanian girls marry as children, and almost one in four have their first child before the age of 18. These high numbers imply that child marriage in…

Davis Mazula |

Rural roads are conceived primarily for cars and trucks, yet most residents in developing countries do not have access to motorized transport. How can we change this and design roads that work all…

Ramon Munoz-Raskin, Karla Dominguez Gonzalez |

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 |

Last year, the world’s cities generated more than two billion tonnes of solid waste. For developed cities with effective waste management systems in place, this is an easy stat to ignore. Once…

Eric Dickson |

The key hygiene issues arise at the consumption stage and downstream, during collection and sorting of plastic waste before recycling.

Grzegorz Peszko |

Closing gaps and financing taps: The next step for rural water supply

Kristoffer Welsien, Gabriel Lwakabare |

We recently published a paper, Intergenerational Impact of Population Shocks on Children’s Health: Evidence from the 1993-2001 Refugee Crisis in Tanzania, that looks at the long-term impacts of…

Soazic Elise Wang Sonne, Paolo Verme |

What is the impact of transport projects on income, jobs, economic growth, and other key development outcomes? An ongoing World Bank program seeks to answer this question as thoroughly as possible…

Nancy Vandycke, Javier Morales Sarriera |