Tracking progress aimed at reducing poverty requires the availability of high-quality poverty data. Unfortunately, many countries face challenges in collecting this type of data, especially poorer…

Ibrahima Sarr |

Recurring climate shocks, rapid demographic growth and weak governance further compound the region’s fragility. As a result, the Lake Chad region has been designated a priority area for World Bank…

Deborah Wetzel |

During the COVID-19 crisis, climate shocks and extreme weather events will not stop. As countries begin the process of recovery, it is critical that we focus on building climate resilience,…

Arame Tall |

She: “Nana, can you tell me again how Togo managed to end early marriage? I never get tired of hearing you talk about it.”
Me: “But I’ve told you a thousand and one times! Let’s switch…

Assoumanou Nihade |

To help workers transition to this new normal, governments need to continue implementing strong actions to support workers.

Indhira Santos, Michael Weber |

A stronger human capital base can help communities adapt to a changing climate, and reciprocally, investments in low-carbon, climate-resilient development can help countries unlock further human…

Carolina Monsalve, Kavita Watsa |

As COVID-19 (coronavirus) spreads across the globe, the disease is projected to take an immense human toll on Sub-Saharan Africa, infecting at least 110 million people in the region. The immediate…

Amy Copley, Alison Decker, Fannie Delavelle |

Sub-Saharan Africa has one of the highest rates of child marriage in the world. Nearly four in 10 girls marry each year before their 18th birthday, many of them becoming mothers at a young age.…

Hafez Ghanem |

Effective management of state-owned enterprises (SOEs) can offer countries a layer of defense for fiscal resilience and sustainability when resources become scarce due to natural disasters.

Ruxandra Burdescu, Jana Kunicova, Joy ten Berge |

Three measures to ensure no one is left behind by this pandemic.

Michal Rutkowski |