By putting people at the center, Lesotho’s Department of National ID and Civil Registry (NICR) in the Ministry of Home Affairs is laying a solid foundation for a simpler, more efficient government…

Rachel Ort, Tumelo Raboletsi |

We asked the editor of the Journal of Development Economics, Andrew Foster, to tell us a bit about the new short-paper track they have introduced.

Development Impact Guest Blogger |

The COVID-19 crisis is projected to push an additional 10 million people into poverty in Nigeria by 2022; combined with population growth, this could leave more than 100 million Nigerians living…

Joshua Blumenstock, Jonathan Lain, Isabella Smythe, Tara Vishwanath |

Algeria, like the entire MENA region, has been hit by economic shocks exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Digital transformation, one of Algeria’s main development goals before the crisis, is…

Dorothee Delort, Isabelle Poupaert |

Coordinated economic inclusion interventions can provide a valuable pathway out of extreme poverty.

Mari Elka Pangestu |

An approach known as ‘Baby WASH’ aims to address childhood stunting and hygiene risks by encouraging food hygiene, clean play spaces, control of animal feces, and child handwashing.

Claire Chase, Simi Mishra |

Two thousand years ago, the story goes, an itinerant carpenter-prophet in Palestine met a woman who had suffered with a bleeding condition for twelve years. She had gone to see this man because…

Mark G Shrime |

This week's links include a search for an artist to design us a new picture, interviews with Seema Jayachandran, Raffaella Sadun, Amit Khandewal and Lant Pritchett; using cellphones to target…

David McKenzie |

In the border communities of the Great Lakes Region (GLR), small-scale cross border trade (SSCBT) is a source of income and livelihood.

Nyembezi Mvunga, Charles Kunaka |