Urban transport is a major driver of global CO2 emissions, and, without strong mitigation strategies, its contribution is likely to increase with the rapid urbanization occurring in developing…

Paolo Avner, Andrew Nell, Daniel Herszenhut |

DRC can overcome fragility to become Africa’s leading climate solutions country

Ana Bucher, Sandra El Saghir, Ruxandra Burdescu |

If some or many refugee movements can be predicted, what are the implications?

Xavier Devictor |

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 |

Four years ago, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) introduced free primary education, aware of the importance of developing human capital to support economic growth, transform the country,…

Victoria Kwakwa |

Digital technologies are reshaping economies, but women and girls are underrepresented in ICT education and careers. Learn how to break down barriers and support girls in becoming the ICT…

Hana Brixi, Mary Porter Peschka, Christine Zhenwei Qiang |

Our Fragility, Conflict and Violence Strategy, launched in 2020, has systematized our approach, but we are now beginning to transform how we work. DRC is an example where different parts of the…

Ayat Soliman, Soukeyna Kane |

One striking statistic puts in context the state of education in Africa today. According to the latest State of Global Education Update, nearly 9 in 10 children in Sub-Saharan Africa are unable to…

Victoria Kwakwa |

What could drive a vulnerable community to oppose efforts to stop an epidemic that had a 60% fatality rate? The 2018 outbreak of the Ebola virus disease in conflict-affected DRC created a case…

Guillaume Kroll, Jordi Gallego-Ayala |

When taking up my duties as World Bank Country Director in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) a few months ago, data on the prevalence of gender-based violence (GBV) were among those that…

Albert Zeufack |