Our thinking on reconciling economic, environmental, social and gender concerns

Is there really a way to drive economic growth and poverty reduction in a way that is gender equitable, environmentally beneficial (or at least neutral), and socially positive? This was the driving question for a major research programme commissioned by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), implemented by the UK’s Overseas Development Institute (ODI), and […]

CDC leads on rapid market assessment methodology development

Dr. Chris Coles of Coles Development Consulting Ltd. was the lead author of a published paper on cost effective market estimation in pro-poor value chain development initiatives. This work compares three rapid market estimation techniques using case studies in urban dairy production in two contrasting Tanzanian municipalities and underlines the importance of informal markets for […]

World Bank Seychelles Country Diagnostic

In August 2017, The World Bank issued its first Systematic Country Diagnostic (SCD) on the Seychelles, Africa’s only high-income economy. Its findings will inform the Bank’s operational work in the country and contribute to its public debate on the new, national development planning process. The Seychelles SCD identifies the most pressing constraints to inclusive, sustained […]