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AFRONOMICS: M-Pesa and the rise of digital financial services in Africa

🎙 [NEW PODCAST]

The 4 stages of the mobile money revolution in Kenya 🇰🇪:

👉🏾 Retail electronic transactions 💱
👉🏾 Virtual savings accounts 👨🏿‍💻
👉🏾 Credit and micro-credit 💳
👉🏾 International transfers & remittances 🌍

🎧 Listen here to #Afronomics w/ Albert Zeufack, our Chief Economist ⏩ http:/...

World Bank Africa Photo 2019-03-26 20:12

If you’re able to read this, it’s because you have access to the Internet. It’s hard for many to imagine life without connectivity, but that’s the reality for half the world’s population.
Africa has the lowest number of Internet connections—only 22 percent of the continent has access. It also...
Why more women should take on traditionally male jobs

Why more women should take on traditionally male jobs

Why more women should take on traditionally male jobs: [NEW REPORT] Did you know that women in Africa are more likely to be in the labor force than women in other regions?
Despite that fact, they still make less on average than men who own businesses, but they can change that, by en...
World Bank Africa Video 2019-03-25 20:15

World Bank Africa Video 2019-03-25 20:15

💧1/2 the world’s population lives with water scarcity
🌪️In 2017, natural disasters affected 96 mn people.
🌊By 2050, 20% of the world’s population will be at risk of floods

NEW Report on integrating #GreenandGray infra for water security: http://wrld.bg/M1Ao30o4V7C #WorldWaterDay

World Bank Africa Photo 2019-03-22 20:15

Hello Nigeria 🇳🇬, if your dream is to become a digital entrepreneur, make sure to check out our new training program with Rockefeller Foundation in Kaduna State!
⚠️ Applications open April 1st. Learn more ➡️ www.clickonkaduna.ng
Creating a virtual marketplace for farmers in Africa

Creating a virtual marketplace for farmers in Africa

Creating a virtual marketplace for farmers in Africa: “Our vision is to drive economic empowerment for rural Africa through digital inclusion.” – Daniel Asare-Kyei, CEO of Esoko, a Ghanaian-based start-up that provides farmers with quick and accurate market updates via text message.
Read mo...
Mount Kenya: A View of Climate Impacts and Opportunities

Mount Kenya: A View of Climate Impacts and Opportunities

Mount Kenya: A View of Climate Impacts and Opportunities: An expedition team climbed Mount Kenya to see first-hand how climate change is impacting communities and how they are adapting and driving opportunities for climate action.
Here’s a sneak peek: http://wrld.bg/PGYc30o7Rzv #OnePlanetSummit
[SAVE THE DATE] 2019 Africa CEO Forum - World Bank Africa 2019-03-19 06:49

[SAVE THE DATE] 2019 Africa CEO Forum - World Bank Africa 2019-03-19 06:49

[SAVE THE DATE] 2019 Africa CEO Forum: Africa is alive from the digital revolution 📲 to the implementation of corporate governance; boosting renewable energy, education, and infrastructure to women’s leadership.

Join us online for the 2019 Africa CEO Forum in Kigali: http://wrld...

The power of investing in girls in Tanzania

NEW BLOG: "Investing in adolescent girls by ending child marriage and educating girls is one of the best investments that Tanzania can make for its long-term sustainable development."
Share if you agree!

Community involvement is key to eradicating ebola

“Before joining the World Bank as a public health specialist, I was a doctor working deep in rural DRC, where I was dealing with my sixth epidemic outbreak. I have learned three key lessons from my experiences.”
In this blog post, Michel Muvudi, our health specialist shares his take on th...