As late as 2019, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) remained one of the few countries in the world where public primary education was not free. Fees were initially introduced in the 1980s to…

Scherezad Latif, Melissa Adelman |

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 |

While strengthening the public health sector delivery capabilities and domestic resource mobilization remains a priority, private providers also play a key role in serving a sizable proportion of…

Sneha Kanneganti |

We face a crisis of citizen trust in governance today. Prior to the pandemic, citizens trust in governments had already plummeted to an all-time low, according to the Edelman Barometer. In far too…

Sanjay Pradhan |

Discover how steps taken today are helping to address climate change and its impact on education systems, and vice versa.

Jason Weaver |

In the border communities of the Great Lakes Region (GLR), small-scale cross border trade (SSCBT) is a source of income and livelihood.

Nyembezi Mvunga, Charles Kunaka |

The Monitoring Automated for Real Time Analysis (MARTA) is a practical approach that we developed to tackle the challenge of remote project monitoring during the 2018-2020 Ebola crisis in the…

Laura Bermeo, Paul Bance, Issa Kiemtoré |

When Floods Hit the Road – Impacts of rainy season flooding on transit and commuting in Kinshasa

Paolo Avner, Jun Erik Rentschler, Yiyi He, Stephan Thies |

Although rates of infection have not been as high as in other regions, the economic consequences of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic in Sub-Saharan Africa have been severe due to the…

Pierella Paci |