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.
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 .