We are witnesses to the surge of tech startup ecosystems in cities around the world, in both developed and developing countries. In my previous blog post, I showed this trend and the studies that…

Victor Mulas |

In 2010, Ghana announced that, thanks to a GDP revision, its GDP had almost doubled. In April 2014, an even larger increase in GDP, again thanks to a statistical revision, was announced by Nigeria…

Morten Jerven |

Information and communication technologies (ICTs), including mobile phones, are increasingly seen as critical tools to improve public health and health outcomes in Africa. Several experiments,…

Samia Melhem |

Globally youth are, on average, nearly three times more likely to be unemployed than older adults. In South Africa this problem has been exacerbated by the global downturn. When the economy slowed…

Ingrid Woolard |

Governments around the world may struggle to expand job creation, but the need — and challenge — is all the greater in post-conflict and fragile states, which all too often feature high youth…

Mary Hallward-Driemeier |

In late 2009, Liberia launched the Economic Empowerment of Adolescent Girls and Young Women (EPAG) project, the first pilot of the World Bank’s Adolescent Girls Initiative. It provides training in…

Dala T. Korkoyah Jr. |