Sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries, including those in the CEMAC (Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa) region are endowed with abundant natural resources that hold significant…

Djeneba Doumbia, Joana Monteiro da Mota |

The World Bank supports cybersecurity skills development initiatives in developing countries to help close the cybersecurity skills gap and enhance cyber resilience as a catalyst for socio-…

Ghislain de Salins, Anat Lewin |

On the continent, the importance of the Congo Basin forests cannot be understated. Often called the lungs of Africa, it is the largest carbon sink in the world. The Congo Basin spans across six…

Cheick Fantamady Kanté |

Human capital development is essential for sustained and inclusive growth. The wealth of modern nations depends not only on their natural resources: it also depends on their human resources.…

Nathalie Lahire, Ioana Botea, Eliane Mbende |

The end of the last commodity supercycle (2002-2014) plunged oil-dependent nations into a prolonged recession, undoing the progress they had made during the boom. The Republic of Congo, Sub-…

Vincent Belinga, Jose Luis Diaz Sanchez, Marilyne Mafoboue Youbi, Joana Monteiro da Mota |

It is important for governments to institute education policies that enable girls to overcome the economic and social barriers blocking their access to education. One such policy measure could be…

Olivier Max Zoumenou, Exaucée Wonga |

Growing enough food for our rapidly increasing global population while mitigating climate change and its impact on landscapes and natural habitats are two urgent, often competing challenges many…

Ayat Soliman |

The Congo Digital Acceleration Project focuses on rural connectivity and the government’s ability to provide services for individuals and businesses, as well as financial apps (e-business), and…

Yvon Didier Miehakanda |

One objective of fiscal policy is to stabilize a country’s macroeconomic environment. Countercyclical fiscal measures intend to offset the effects of the economic cycle on a country’s economy. For…

Jose Luis Diaz Sanchez, Joana Monteiro da Mota |

The Republic of Congo launched the vaccination campaign against COVID-19 on March 25, 2021, intending to vaccinate 60% of the population using all available vaccines (Sinopharm, Sputnik V, Sputnik…

Mervy Ever Viboudoulou Vilpoux, Yele Batana, Aubain Lepassa-Litedi, Lombe Kasonde, Melat Assefa |