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Multilateral Development Banks Still Failing to Solve Energy Poverty

Vrinda Manglik | Posted 04.14.2016 | Green
Vrinda Manglik

As the World Bank and International Monetary Fund meet in Washington, DC this week, members of civil society are asking: why are multilateral developm...

The Missing Link in Global Development: Energy Access Opportunity Costs

Kristina Skierka | Posted 04.14.2016 | World
Kristina Skierka

This week, the World Bank Group Spring Meetings have gathered some of the planet's most influential people and institutions in Washington, D.C. to add...

Africa Declining or Rising?

Paul Mashegoane | Posted 04.06.2016 | Business
Paul Mashegoane

There is a narrative that Africa is rich underground, not above ground with the notion of the resource curse. The Economist in 2000, published a magaz...

Pinging Not Pocking: Making Online Spaces Safer for Women in Africa & Beyond

Shikoh Gitau | Posted 03.29.2016 | Impact
Shikoh Gitau

As we pledge for parity in the use, access, creation and leadership in technology, we must ensure that we are working on ways to make it a safe space so that women truly can gain parity with men, and so that when a woman pings, she will get a respectful, non-harassing ping back.

"New Deal for Energy" a Big Deal for Africa, Off-Grid

Kristina Skierka | Posted 01.25.2016 | Impact
Kristina Skierka

Last week at the World Economic Forum in Davos, the President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, unveiled details of a huge...

Africa's Agribusinesses Must Look Beyond the Realms of Microfinancing

Jean-Claude Bastos de Morais | Posted 03.28.2015 | Business
Jean-Claude Bastos de Morais

Africa's farming communities are not yet entrepreneurs, but with focused investment and support, they are our biggest untapped asset. My gut feel is that 2015 will be another year of great transformation for the African continent, with our agricultural sector making great headway.

Catalytic Development Assistance in Fragile States

Erik Solheim | Posted 12.08.2014 | World
Erik Solheim

More and better development assistance is needed for the least developed and fragile states. More development assistance should go to the countries most in need.

Africa's Present Vs Future

Obadias Ndaba | Posted 11.06.2014 | Politics
Obadias Ndaba

During the 2014 annual meetings of the African Development Bank in Kigali, Rwanda last May, the mood was both optimistic and pessimistic.

Out of the Shadows

John Bridgeland | Posted 04.16.2014 | Impact
John Bridgeland

Those with intellectual and developmental disabilities number in the hundreds of millions, yet they too often live in the shadows of society. Subject to stigma, prejudice, shame, and abuse, they are often denied access to food, school, health care, and social integration.

Can Fashion Designer Ozwald Boateng Transform Africa?

Lola Adesioye | Posted 08.03.2013 | Impact
Lola Adesioye

What does a Savile Row fashion designer have in common with Africa's forthcoming industrial revolution? Well, in Ozwald Boateng's case, a lot.

Agriculture, and Africa's Future

Richard Attias | Posted 07.08.2013 | Business
Richard Attias

Africa's agricultural sector has enormous scope for development, which would benefit both the continent's economy and its people. A recent report from...

Africa Rising

Ivanley Noisette | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Ivanley Noisette

Recently I attended the Africa Brain Trust 2012 forum entitled "Africa Rising: A Continent of Opportunity," which concentrated on reinforcing support for promising development-aid strategies, providing a networking venue for interested professionals and encouraging foreign investment.

Lagarde's Potential IMF Competitor Decides Against Bid

Posted 08.10.2011 | Business

PARIS (Catherine Bremer) - South Africa's Trevor Manuel ruled himself out of the race for the IMF's top job on Friday, making French finance minister ...

China's Biggest Bank "Not a Mercenary" in Africa

Peter Bosshard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Peter Bosshard

If ICBC declines to fund Gibe 3, China's biggest bank will demonstrate that it respects international environmental standards in its funding decisions.

Women Farmers in the Developing World

Dan Silverstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dan Silverstein

In Sub-Saharan Africa, 80% of agricultural workers are women. According to the World Bank,They raise 90% of the food, but receive only 10% of credit extended for agricultural loans.