Hard-won gains in health and education over the past decade are at risk as essential services and household incomes crumble.

Mamta Murthi |

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 |

A recent World Bank report finds that the Bank’s strategic use of climate-related trust funds has enabled it to play an outsized role in catalyzing climate action worldwide for nearly 30 years.…

Shaanti Kapila |

The World Bank is scaling up its engagements on gender-based violence in fragile and conflict states, including working with the Panzi Foundation and Hospital in the DRC. The World Bank’s goal is…

Denis Mukwege, Louise Cord, Jean-Christophe Carret |

Improving revenue administration could play in strengthening domestic resource mobilization while supporting sustainable forest management.

Amanda Robbins, Emily Kallaur |

Esperance Belau, a farmer and agri-entrepreneur from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), hopes something can be done quickly to make sure food security does not decline rapidly as her country…

Diego Arias |

Earlier this year we launched Inclusion Matters in Africa in Nairobi in collaboration with the Kenya National Gender and Equality Commission (NGEC). We could not have hoped for a more informed and…

Simeon Ehui, Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, Maitreyi Bordia Das, Sabina Anne Espinoza |

Sub-Saharan Africa has one of the highest rates of child marriage in the world. Nearly four in 10 girls marry each year before their 18th birthday, many of them becoming mothers at a young age.…

Hafez Ghanem |

The International Day of Forests this month is an opportunity to recognize the vital role played by forests in improving the livelihoods of 400 million Africans who depend on them for food, energy…

Africa Olojoba |

The Statistics for Results Facility (SRF), a multi-donor trust fund, worked with countries to improve the production, availability, and use of data for evidence-based decision making...

Masako Hiraga, Yele Batana, Melat Assefa |