Our Mission Is More Urgent Than Ever

by the World Bank The global outlook foresees a moderate slowdown in economic activity, with lingering downside risks. Global trade growth has weakened, while investment...

Congrats, India, you eradicated polio! What’s next?

by Ryan Bell In India, the arrival of summer monsoons used to correlate with an upsurge in the number of people contracting polio. The heavy...

Banking on the future of women

By Sarah Hendriks Poverty is not a single fact or condition, but rather a collection of them: a lack of financial assets, a lack of...

Storm clouds brewing for the global economy

by World Bank The outlook for the global economy in 2019 has darkened. International trade and investment have softened. Trade tensions remain elevated. Several large emerging...

Brain drain for brain gain; the positives in all Nigerian health negatives

  Imagine how the Nigerian Health Sector will be in six months if over 5,000 health workers, practicing aboard decide to return home to save...

The Trump administration’s Africa strategy: Primacy or partnership?

by Witney Schneidman and Landry Signé  Last week, the Trump administration launched an Africa policy that seeks both primacy and partnership on the...

Empower women, empower economies, says Lagarde

Evidence shows that girls and women play a significant role in boosting economic growth, reducing inequality, and strengthening financial resilience for families and their...

On World AIDS Day, Help Young People Access Life-Saving Information

By Jennifer Amadi We Nigerians pride ourselves on being the biggest and the best – the most populous country in Africa with one of the...

High-Growth Firms: Facts, Fiction, and Policy Options for Emerging Economies

Policies to create jobs, promote entrepreneurship and growth are key priorities for many emerging economies. Designing and implementing reforms is particularly challenging as policy...

AfDB, Purdue agribiz mentoring pact fires up young Africans

For Miriam Ahuna Ofoeze, nothing now stands between her and her cherished goal of becoming a successful agribusiness entrepreneur. Thanks to an innovative training...

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