The pandemic has hit Ethiopia's women entrepreneurs particularly hard. To help them weather the crisis, the World Bank is piloting a new app that will streamline and optimize small business…

Fawah Ngeniform Akwo, Salman Alibhai, Sharmista Appaya, Rachel Coleman |

The COVID-19 pandemic reminds us that being able to move patients, key workers, and essential supplies quickly can mean the difference between life and death. So, how can we ensure reliable…

Xavier Espinet, Sadig Aliyev, Zuzana Stanton-Geddes, Veasna Bun |

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 markets for rural energy access and internet connectivity are ripe for disruption – and increasingly, we’re seeing benefit from combining the offerings.   Traditionally, power and broadband…

Anna Lerner, Roku Fukui, Doyle Gallegos |

Between the social, political, and economic upheavals affecting our lives, and the violence and forced displacement making headlines, you’d be forgiven for feeling gloomy about 2016. A look at the…

Tariq Khokhar, Donna Barne |

بين الاضطرابات الاجتماعية والسياسية والاقتصادية التي تُؤثِّر في معيشتنا، وويلات العنف والنزوح القسري التي تصدَّرت العناوين الرئيسية في وسائل الإعلام، قد يكون المرء معذورا إن أحْسَّ بالاكتئاب والغم…

Tariq Khokhar, دونا بارن |