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 |

The global locust crisis is forcing governments to fight on two fronts.

Holger Kray, Shobha Shetty |

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 |

We are entering the final phase of the race and our collective actions will determine if we can take the checkered flag or not by 2030.

Carolina Sánchez-Páramo |

With climate change, extreme events are expected to be the “new normal” for many small island developing states. It will take coordination and action from multiple stakeholders to effectively…

Joaquin Toro, Kerri Cox |

In developing countries, governments with few resources are trying to figure out how to raise living standards and lift people out of poverty, while at the same time reducing emissions and…

Axel van Trotsenburg |

As the world rushes to reduce the negative impacts of climate change, ambitious sub-national actors are rising to the fore. The recent One Planet Summit exemplifies this trend. Earlier this month…

Prashant Kapoor, Marc Forni |

In the Africa Chief Economist’s Office, we seek to generate knowledge on key development issues around the continent. We also host the Gender Innovation Lab, which – as the name suggests –…

David Evans |