Wednesday, June 3, 2020
Most of the world’s poor live in rural areas, working mainly in smallholder agriculture. The pandemic threatens to expose—and exacerbate—gender differences in the constraints that farmers face. Such differences leave women particularly vulnerable to the...
Africa, Africa - General, Ivory Coast, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Uganda
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
The World Bank Group announced today the launch of the Mission Billion Challenge “WURI West Africa Prize” to seek innovative solutions that augment inclusion of informal workers in social protection ...
Africa, Africa - General, Benin, Burkina Faso, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Niger, Togo
Wednesday, December 4, 2019
BLOG: The Sahel region in West Africa is one of the poorest parts of the world. Around 40 percent of the populations of Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Niger, and Senegal live on less than $1.90 a day. The Sahel also has one of the youngest and...
Africa, Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Niger, Senegal
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
BLOG: World leaders have a disappointing record when it comes to crises that take decades to unfold. Much greater investment in the prevention of HIV/AIDS in the 1980s could have saved millions of lives and billions of dollars 20 years later, for...
Africa, Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
The Sahel Women’s Empowerment and Demographic Dividend project (SWEDD) project is financed by the World Bank and implemented by the governments of Benin, Burkina Faso, Chad, Côte d’Ivoire, Mali, Mauritania and Niger. It aims to empower women and...
Africa, Benin, Burkina Faso, Chad, Ivory Coast, Mali, Mauritania, Niger
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
The impacts of crises disproportionately affect women and girls, due largely to harmful gender norms. With 60% of the world’s poor predicted to live in fragile or conflict-affected states by 2030, it’s crucial to build women’s resilience to crises....