COVID-19 has not stopped countries from addressing marine litter. Rather, the main issue has been MENA governments carrying out different marine waste policies and making different investments.…

Kanako Hasegawa, Marcelo Acerbi, Khalid Anouar |

In recent years, governments across the continent have expanded social safety net programs in growing recognition of their importance to reducing poverty and creating economic opportunities for…

Eliana Carranza, Amy Copley, Aletheia Amalia Donald |

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 |

In Gbekon, Benin, summers come with flooding from the Mono River. Erosion of the nearby coast, along with more unpredictable rainfall, have made these floods worse over time. Each flood cuts…

Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, Maria Sarraf, Simeon Ehui |

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

Mamta Murthi |

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 |

As COVID-19 (coronavirus) spreads across the globe, the disease is projected to take an immense human toll on Sub-Saharan Africa, infecting at least 110 million people in the region. The immediate…

Amy Copley, Alison Decker, Fannie Delavelle |

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 |

Conventional wisdom tells us that young people are fleeing agriculture to seek opportunities in urban centers.

Aparna Krishnamurthy, Niraj H. Shah, Hans Joehr |

With the successful launch of the Global Roadmap of Action, now comes implementation. On January 15, 2020 SuM4All announced that South Africa will be the first country to pilot the GRA.

Alejandra Gutierrez |