Where is Africa Headed?

Jack in the Box: The Failure of Education in Sub-Saharan Africa

September 25, 2014

Schools in sub-Saharan Africa have suffered from the same ills for many years and require a radical shift in approach. Visiting classrooms in Tanzania sometimes feels like an exercise in redundancy. Almost every room looks exactly the same: lines of wooden desks facing forward; students piled on...

How Poor is Poor?

September 21, 2013

"Anyone who has ever struggled with poverty knows how extremely expensive it is to be poor" (James A. Baldwin). Poverty and hunger remain a global challenge. However, fewer people live in extreme poverty in the 21st century compared to previous generations. According to the World Bank,...

The African Continent: Key Drivers of Change

May 07, 2013

After a decade of disappointing progress on development, many people attributed Africa’s poor performance to persistent governance failures. Today, the picture is changing dramatically. Africa is the second most populous continent after Asia. Its current population of nearly 1 billion people...