According to report from UNICEF, Ethiopia is among the top African countries with the prevalence of child marriage in 2018.

Robera Haile Hamda |

How can countries “build back better” and make sure their social protection systems can respond quickly and efficiently to future shocks?

Christian Bodewig, Stéphane Hallegatte |

Ensuring better integration of refugees into host communities and longer-term investments in both refugees and their hosts.

Axel van Trotsenburg |

In an effort to explore whether there is a cost-effective way to help people navigate the psychological terrain of job-search, in 2018 we conducted an RCT (randomized control trial) in Addis Ababa…

Carolina Mejia-Mantilla, James Walsh |

At IFC, we look to bolster the global coffee supply chain by providing financing solutions and technical support to help coffee farmers improve their productivity, reduce post-harvest losses, and…

Alzbeta Klein |

The borderlands in the Horn of Africa are synonymous with economic, social, and political marginalization, entrenched poverty, persistent con¬flict, forced displacement, and envi¬ronmental…

Varalakshmi Vemuru, Aditya Sarkar |

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 |

To maximize impact, the development sector needs to focus on using its resources to encourage the private sector to operate in a way that considers people, profits and the planet.

Roy Parizat |

The public launch of a World Bank poverty assessment is usually a big event. Senior officials from government, ministers, and sometimes even presidents come together with researchers, development…

Tom Bundervoet, Arden Finn |