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.
A lighting revolution is underway across Africa that's occurred largely without government or donor involvement.
Zimbabwe's new president promised to deliver the country citizens want but the nation remains on edge.
One of the World Bank's mandates is to prepare for the physical and human capital reconstructions of post-conflict Syria. But an image reconstruction of Syrians and of Syrian refugees is also needed
Winners and losers are both trying to win the West’s support for their view.
The latest World Bank report on South Africa addresses solutions to the country's economic challenges.
Some US$4.6 trillion has been made available to stave off financial crises across the world. The problem is that much of this funding is now spoken for, and the list of stricken nations is growing.
Reports of profligacy by the leaders of the Pan African Parliament could further diminish its legitimacy, which is already being questioned .
Ghanaians respond positively to financial appeals from churches compared to how they respond to paying taxes. Here's how, and why, Ghana's government should learn from religious groups.
Fela Kuti's critically engaging lyrics, and his intense and methodical delivery, provide an important window to exposing students to critical understanding of the global system.
The death of Mozambican opposition leader Alfonso Dhlakama could affect the progress made to end hostilities in the country.
The mining industry in South Africa needs an inclusive model that builds on and improves shared value.
Its plan to stop lending money for oil and gas projects embraces the spirit of the Paris agreement at a time when the U.S. is going in a different direction.
The term "neoliberalism" has a rich history but has it run its course as an accurate concept when so many people have such different understandings of what it means?
Botswana’s late president Ketumile Masire was original and daring. He should be remembered for his courage and prudence.