The Africa Disaster Risk Financing Initiative supports agriculture insurance programs which unlock critical assess to credit for low-income farmers in Kenya, as well as in Uganda and Rwanda. Photo…

Hugo Wesley, Lorenzo Piccio |

Evelyn Namara, CEO of Vouch Digital, shares her entrepreneurship story during the World Bank Uganda Innovation Day Out, an event held to commemorate End Poverty Day. Vouch Digital provides digital…

Tony Thompson |

An existing classroom awaits an upgrade in Tigray.  Esayas Nigatu/World Bank “I want to be a doctor when I grow up. I want to help people like the doctor at the hospital who helped my mother” said…

Teklu Tesfaye, Varalakshmi Vemuru |

Inclusive education goes beyond merely increasing enrollment of girls in schools, but making sure that the school environment is conducive for them to thrive and stay in school longer. Photo:…

Margarita Puerto |

In December 2017, Josephine Karungi, a renowned TV host, invited me to share my story as a domestic violence survivor on her show “Perspectives with Josephine Karungi.” To say I was scared beyond…

Mary Helda Akongo |

It has now been more than five months since the last case of female murders was reported in Entebbe. Between July and September 2017, 23 women were brutally attacked, battered, raped and murdered…

Douglas Dubois Sebamala |

The communities of Kibaale East, Kamwenge, where I work and stay, lack informal and formal support structures that help girls, survivors and young mothers to cope with gender-based violence (GBV…

Tendo Namata |

Stephan Gladieu/World Bank Last week we saw two Ivorian women, Murielle Ahouré and Marie-Josée Ta Lou, fly past the finish line in a historic one-two finish in the 60 meters sprint at the World…

Makhtar Diop |

The Eleyele Dam spillway in Ibadan was damaged during the 2011 flood. Ivan Bruce, World Bank As we reflect on 2017, the truly devastating impact of climate change is being felt across the globe.…

Salim Rouhana, Ivan Bruce |