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 |

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 |

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 |

Africa’s food systems are in the throes of a climate crisis. We urgently need to adapt Africa’s agriculture and food system to climate change. And we need to act now.

Simeon Ehui, Irina I. Klytchnikova |

Also available in: Français  Photo: Arne Hoel/World Bank There’s no question that agriculture is critical to Africa’s biggest development goals. It is fundamental for poverty reduction, economic…

Simeon Ehui |

The inspiring slogan of the UN Climate Change conference COP23 “Uniting for Climate Action – Further Faster Together” still reverberates in my daily thoughts. The World Bank Group partnered with…

Max Thabiso Edkins |

Photo: SkyPics Studio/Shutterstock Data on the sharing economy (Uber, Airbnb and so on) are scarce, but a recent study estimates that the revenue growth of these platforms has been dramatic. In…

Hernan Winkler |

Women in Panama participated in activities supported by the capacity building program. Photo credit: World Bank   This year’s UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, which kicked off last week in…

Kennan Rapp |

Forest monitoring efforts in Phu Khao Khouay, Vientiane Province, Laos PDR. Photo credit: Hannah McDonald If ever there was a year to make significant progress on forest conservation and climate…

Ellysar Baroudy |

The remarkable pace at which nations of the world have ratified the Paris Agreement on climate change gives us all hope. It signals the world is ready to take the actions we need to keep global…

Laura Tuck |