With support from the World Bank, the Global Financing Facility for Women, Children and Adolescents (GFF), UNICEF, UNFPA, Care International, Plan International and Save the Children and others,…

Emelyne Calimoutou |

The leaders of Mauritania, Niger, Mali, Burkina Faso, and Chad signed a groundbreaking declaration, calling for the creation of a Sahel coalition that would put education at the center of their…

Ousmane Diagana, Mamta Murthi |

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 |

A new World Bank Group paper on conflict-induced internal displacement outlines several recommendations for the institution to further step up its support to internally displaced populations and…

Stefan Emblad, Xavier Devictor, Caroline Bahnson |

For the world’s poorest people, COVID-19 has brought an unparalleled social and economic shock. And for those living in countries affected by fragility and conflict, the challenge is compounded.…

Samuel Munzele Maimbo, Stefan Emblad |

For many working mothers, earning enough money to support their children while taking care of them is a big challenge. In #BurkinaFaso, an innovative mobile childcare initiative is addressing the…

Rebekka Grun |

From public transit quality to land use patterns, there are many factors that may impact people's ability to access essential services like healthcare or education. A new World Bank study…

Aiga Stokenberga, Karla Dominguez Gonzalez |

This week, the Sahel Alliance, a consortium of 25 development partners including the World Bank and IFC, renewed its pledge to help five countries of the subregion out of poverty.

Aliou Maiga |

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 |