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 |

Improving revenue administration could play in strengthening domestic resource mobilization while supporting sustainable forest management.

Amanda Robbins, Emily Kallaur |

I view early marriage as an act that takes place before its time. Early marriage means getting married when you are still very young. In my country, Mauritania, this practice is widespread,…

Binta Gadio |

Saudi Arabia has been investing steadily in digital infrastructure and services. Today, despite the COVID-19 lockdown, the country's advanced digital ecosystem has allowed Saudis to ensure…

Zaki Khoury |

What can other countries learn from Korea?  The importance of a strong geospatial data infrastructure and an open platform cannot be overstated. While apps and advanced algorithms are valuable, a…

Mika-Petteri Torhonen, Sarah Elizabeth Antos, Dongkyu Kwak, Alvaro Federico Barra |

I became aware of the extent of these early marriages in my community after witnessing a forced marriage between a smart 14-year old orphan girl and a wealthy businessman, aimed at securing a more…

Eliane Mbende |

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 |

As COVID-19 (coronavirus) continues to wreak havoc around the world experts predict that African countries could be hardest hit. But African youth are not sitting idly by waiting for the worst to…

Raphael Obonyo |

In Mongolia, 28.4% of the total population live in poverty. The higher incidence of poverty (31%) was found in the rural areas, where nearly three in five poor are herders.

Masako Hiraga, Ikuko Uochi, Gabriela R. A. Doyle |

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

Michal Rutkowski |