Also available in: Français Results of the west African country’s presidential election were openly available in real time, fostering confidence in the fairness of the result    A street vendor…

Liz Carolan |

The White Nile in South Sudan. Photo by Steve Utterwulghe. As I was landing in Juba, the bustling capital of South Sudan, I couldn’t help but reminisce about my days working in Khartoum for the UN…

Steve Utterwulghe, Patrick Banya |

Students using new high-speed Internet in Tonga. Photo: World Bank Group For private financiers, official government support to information and communications technology (ICT) projects might seem…

Jeff Delmon |

  Overview of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Photo: Arne Hoel / World Bank Last month I met with ministers and local officials in Addis Ababa to explore areas where we, at the World Bank, can help build…

Mario Marcel |

Sub-Saharan Arica has launched a new wave of “special economic zones” (SEZs), with more and more countries establishing or planning to establish SEZs or industrial parks. However, can Africa…

Cecile Fruman, Douglas Zhihua Zeng |

过去二十年来,经济增长已帮助全球10亿人摆脱了极度贫困,但目前尚有10亿人生活在极度贫困之中,11亿人未用上电,25亿人未用上环境卫生设施。对这些人而言,经济增长尚不具备足够包容性。 此外,经济增长是以牺牲环境为代价实现的。尽管环境退化对每个人都造成了影响,但贫困人口更易遭受极端天气事件、洪灾和气候变化影响。   发展专家、政策制定者以及世界银行等发展机构已总结出了一大经验:要成功终结贫困…

英卓华 |

Over the last 20 years, economic growth has helped to lift almost a billion people out of extreme poverty. But 1 billion people are still extremely poor. 1.1 billion live without electricity and 2…

Sri Mulyani Indrawati |

خلال السنوات العشرين الماضية، ساعد النمو الاقتصادي على انتشال نحو مليار شخص من براثن الفقر المدقع. إلا أن هناك ما يقرب من مليار شخص مازالوا يعيشون في فقر مدقع. و 1.1 مليار يعيشون بدون كهرباء، و2.5…

سري مولياني إندراواتي |

Sub-Saharan Africa’s (SSA) impressive growth over the past decade or so has been matched by its equally impressive showing on the World Bank Group's "Doing Business" index. In 2012…

Aref Adamali, David Bridgman |

Program Manager of STAR-Ghana, Ibrahim-Tanko Amidu presented with "Global Partnership for Social Accountability Award” for the Africa Region by Sanjay Pradhan of the World Bank. I recently…

Mario Marcel |