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 |

Betty teaches mothers with small children about nutrition, Uganda. Photo: © Stephan Gladieu / World Bank In a large, complex, or urgent situation, the command goes out: “All hands on deck!” Sub-…

Emmanuel Skoufias |

“African participants visit modern container port in Ningbo, China. Photo credit World Bank” This September I traveled to Beijing and Ningbo, China, to participate in the second Africa China World…

Girma Woldetsadik |

When I was based in the field, I often noticed that many of the journalists working in Africa had not been specifically trained to report on development-related matters, which at times hobbled…

Haleh Bridi |

Les jeunes sont le moteur du changement. Leur donner l’occasion et les moyens d’agir, c’est ouvrir des horizons infinis de nouvelles perspectives. Mais que se passe-t-il lorsque les jeunes de…

Bassam Sebti |

© Dominic Chavez/Corporación Financiera Internacional [[tweetable]]Los jóvenes son el motor del cambio. Empoderarlos y proporcionarles las oportunidades adecuadas puede dar origen a un conjunto…

Bassam Sebti |

© دومينيك تشافيز / مؤسسة التمويل الدولية [[tweetable]]الشباب هم محرك التغيير، وتمكينهم وإتاحة الفرص المناسبة لهم يمكن أن يولد إمكانيات لا نهاية لها.[[/tweetable]] لكن ما الذي يحدث عندما يفتقر…

بسام سبتي |

Refugees take wood working courses at the Kalobeyei Youth Training Center in Kalobeyei, Kenya. © Dominic Chavez/International Finance Corporation [[tweetable]]Youth are the engine of change.…

Bassam Sebti |

An existing classroom awaits an upgrade in Tigray.  Esayas Nigatu/World Bank “I want to be a doctor when I grow up. I want to help people like the doctor at the hospital who helped my mother” said…

Teklu Tesfaye, Varalakshmi Vemuru |

Rising at 7:00 am to take children to school may seem like a regular activity for many. But what about bringing ALL your community’s youngest children to school, on a donkey cart no less?   Every…

Alison Marie Grimsland |