On Desertification and Drought Day, Bringing Integrated Drought Risk Management to the forefront in Southern Africa

Nate Engle |

describes a paper where cash transfers have positive impacts on economic and psychological outcomes while a psychotherapy intervention has none

Markus Goldstein |

Individual-disaggregated survey data on economic outcomes—including employment, time use, asset ownership, and access to financial services—are critical to understanding and addressing mutually…

Ardina Hasanbasri, Talip Kilic, Gayatri Koolwal, Heather Moylan |

While new housing & construction technologies can help cut waste and reduce GHG emissions, they are unlikely to make a dent in the global housing crisis, unless accompanied by four key changes…

Luis Triveno, Olivia Nielsen |

The Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) continues to monitor the impact of COVID-19 on the national population through Uganda High-Frequency Phone Survey on COVID-19 (UHFPS). The survey recontacts…

Aziz Atamanov, Frédéric Cochinard, John Ilukor, Giulia Ponzini |

The Government of Lesotho has spearheaded several innovations in health. These innovations have been translated into more health service utilization that might have contributed to the improvements…

Omer Zang, Francisca Ayodeji Akala |

A new study compares a soft skills focused business training versus a hard skills curricula for secondary school youth in Uganda. Both were quite successful in improving skills and income.

Markus Goldstein |

Many communities across Africa still lack access to an all-weather road. A recent World Bank study shows drones can help fill the gap and deliver essential goods or services to isolated…

Aiga Stokenberga, María Catalina Ochoa |

The flow of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) to Africa has shifted over the past decade, as new sources of investment have emerged and new sectors have expanded.

Christine Zhenwei Qiang, Peter Kusek, Victor Steenbergen, Brody Viney |