COVID-19 (coronavirus) has changed the way we live. It brought about human suffering and death and has taken a huge toll on the global economy. As of Nov. 11, 2020, about 51 million cases have…

Marco Ranzani, Li Fa Cheung Kai Suet |

There are competing realities of life in Ethiopia, where a family’s circumstances can largely be determined by which region they live in, or whether they are in a rural or urban setting.

Berhe Mekonnen Beyene, Arden Finn, Christina Wieser |

Do you know that in Liberia, half of the population lives within 2.5 kilometers of a forest and is depending on them?

Khwima Nthara, Sanjay Srivastava |

The COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic has reshaped the global economy and daily lives of people across the entire world. The World Bank’s most recent Poverty and Shared Prosperity Report shows the…

Ousmane Dione |

Financial inclusion, defined as access to safe and affordable financial services payments, savings, credit, and insurance, is critical to help farmers smooth consumption, make productivity-…

Ajai Nair, Minita Varghese |

Despite Malawi producing abundant maize in the past years, food insecurity continues to linger

Blessings Botha |

Over the past 30 years, an increase in the price and production of cocoa, gold, and oil helped transform Ghana: real GDP growth quadrupled, extreme poverty dropped by half, and in 2011, Ghana…

Sanjay Srivastava, Agata Ewa Pawlowska |

Nigeria is currently focused on ways to mitigate the health and economic costs of the COVID-19 pandemic and the simultaneous collapse of international oil prices.

Bayo Awosemusi, Sunday Esene Osoba |

As Nigeria’s economic hub, Lagos is one of the world’s fastest growing megacities, but this rapid growth has had a downside with high rates of illness and premature death caused by unhealthy air…

Karin Kemper, Shubham Chaudhuri |

Southern African countries had a tough 2019. The Government of Lesotho declared a national disaster as a result of the drought which left a fourth of its population facing severe food insecurity…

Barry Maher, Gracelin Baskaran |