The biggest lesson has been that controlling a disease outbreak like Ebola is impossible without community trust and engagement.
Taking Sudan off America's list of terror is just one step in the country's journey to economic recovery
The World Bank's latest report on Nigeria deserved closer scrutiny, just like the opinions of economic experts outside government.
The Modi boom was built on sand – and now the tide has come in.
A new push to focus development efforts on big infrastructure projects could have unitended consequences.
Small-scale fisheries buffer poverty and hunger in coastal countries.
Abolishing the secretive World Bank Tribunal known as the ISDS won't solve all of the problems of global economic governance. But it seems a very good place to start.
Ghana has completed yet another IMF financial assistance programme. Given its long history of living within its means and then blowing the budget again, will it be knocking on the IMF's doors soon?
Cyclone Idai showed just how unprepared SADC is to respond to major natural disasters.
Rwanda has overcome its past to become a development miracle but if it's not careful, history could repeat itself.
Nigeria, like many emerging countries, needs to educate its women at the same rate it does its men to enhance entrepreneurship.
Countries with effective governments have reduced income poverty by almost twice the speed.
Research shows that mother tongue teaching is the most ideal tool for early child education.
The power dynamics in the World Bank have changed dramatically.
Assertive politics is not enough.
The World Bank needs to change as part of rethinking the current world order, and giving rising powers and developing countries a meaningful voice.
Donald Trump's pick to head the World Bank could well weaken the organisation's importance in international development and finance.
Haiti is extremely vulnerable to climate change. It is also very poor. International donors have stepped in to help the country fund climate mitigation, but is the money going where it's most needed?
The World Bank’s original governance arrangements have changed much more slowly than the scale and nature of its operations.
The global poverty plot is thicker than what the World Bank would have us believe.