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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

By 2050, demand for meat and dairy products in Sub-Saharan Africa is expected to increase by 327% and 270%, respectively, while demand for grains is projected to rise by 190%, in comparison with…

Caroline Plante |

Under the 18th replenishment of IDA (IDA18), which ended in June, we have more than doubled our support in fragile and conflict-affected situations over three years, from $10.2 billion to $23…

Axel van Trotsenburg |

Chad has abundant human resources for its development, as its population is largely very young. Women outnumber men in Chad. However, it must be acknowledged that they face major problems, in…

Louange Madjiyam |

Tracking progress aimed at reducing poverty requires the availability of high-quality poverty data. Unfortunately, many countries face challenges in collecting this type of data, especially poorer…

Ibrahima Sarr |

Recurring climate shocks, rapid demographic growth and weak governance further compound the region’s fragility. As a result, the Lake Chad region has been designated a priority area for World Bank…

Deborah Wetzel |