In 2005, Burundi embarked on an extraordinary mission to change its schooling system to ensure that all children, especially girls, had access to quality education. This small East African nation…

Maroua Sallami, Thérèse Rukingama Niyonzima |

School leadership plays a major role in shaping the quality of education, acting as a strategic lever to foster conducive learning conditions for students. Despite this, the characteristics of…

Nathalie Guilbert, Carolina Alban Conto, Fabricia Devignes, Juan D. Barón |

Sometimes people have to go through periods of hardship in their lives, like natural disasters, unemployment, a poor harvest, or even having to flee conflict. Some people in Burundi have faced all…

Åsa Giertz, Dario Zanardi |

Our experience shows that citizen and community engagement and social accountability are critical to the success and sustainability of development projects in Burundi. Citizens and communities…

Dario Zanardi, Hubert Maurice Waterinckx |

As the plane descended towards Burundi on my recent trip, the vibrant hues of emerald-green hills that encircle Bujumbura, the capital city, took my breath away. That very first glimpse from the…

Victoria Kwakwa |

Burundi, a beautiful land of thousands of collines (hills), is losing its natural capital base at an alarming rate because of climate change. The country is sculpted with lush green hillsides…

Arame Tall, Nfamara K. Dampha |

A recent visit across Burundi’s lush, green landscapes masks a moving story of loss, and what it will take to reduce climate drivers of fragility for the world’s most vulnerable. Women in Burundi’…

Leela Raina, Nina Nicole Ndayiragije, Arame Tall |

Private sector-led development can act as a complimentary force supporting long-term, sustainable economic growth. Private sector development (PSD) can not only help reverse the economic impact of…

Tania Ghossein, Ahmed Nauraiz Rana |

The Cooperation in International Waters in Africa (CIWA)’s origin story has its roots in the Nile Basin. On February 22nd (Nile Day), to celebrate the Nile, the world’s longest river which…

Ai-Ju Huang, Shyam KC |

In 2021, the World Food Programme’s Impact Evaluation Unit teamed up with WFP’s School-Based Programme division and the World Bank’s Development Impact Evaluation (DIME) department to launch the…

Roshni Khincha, Florence Kondylis, Simone Lombardini, Astrid Zwager, Jonas Heirman |