As climate change diminishes the availability of surface water in Africa, groundwater has emerged as a vital untapped resource. But in the Sahel, a global hotspot for climate change and one of the…

François Bertone, Yeli Mariam Dakoure Sou |

One year since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the level of education became the main predictor of joblessness in Ethiopia, Malawi, Nigeria, and Uganda. These four countries represent 34% of…

Ivette Maria Contreras-González, Gbemisola Oseni, Amparo Palacios-Lopez, Janneke Pieters, Michael Weber |

Nearly every country around the world is grappling with more than one crisis: the still-simmering pandemic and continued vulnerability to future health emergencies; historic spikes in food…

Mamta Murthi, Mahamadou Ouhoumoudou |

In April 20202, Action Against Hunger published a report presenting a set of measures designed to mitigate the impacts of the upcoming food crisis. The report started with a statement that is…

Stephanie Brunelin, Jonathan Lain |

Like other countries worldwide, Sahelian countries have been seriously impacted by COVID-19. As of May 31st, 2022, many Sahelian people have been infected by the pandemic, including 20,899 cases…

Aboudrahyme Savadogo, Aly Sanoh, Sidi Mohamed Sawadogo, Clarence Tsimpo Nkengne |

Niger is considered the second most vulnerable country in the world to increasing risk from climate change, such as floods, droughts, and extreme heat events. Read this new blog by the World Bank…

Claudia Soto Orozco, Cécile Arnaud Lorillou |

Working with the government of Niger, we compare the impact of large transfers and psychosocial support to combining all of these in one big push. The impacts are different, and the cost-…

Thomas Bossuroy, Markus Goldstein, Patrick Premand, Julia Vaillant |

This paper addresses the challenges is measuring poverty reduction by using the same comparable household welfare indicators. It estimates a poverty trend for Nigeria between 2009 and 2019, given…

Jonathan Lain, Marta Schoch, Tara Vishwanath |

Better road infrastructure can foster a better integration between the main coastal economies in West Africa.

Mathilde Lebrand |

Find out how Niger is using an innovative trigger-based adaptive safety net for drought response designed to provide early assistance to affected households.

Stephanie Brunelin, Mahamane Maliki Amadou, Felix Lung, Snjezana Plevko |