Sub-Saharan Africa

This page brings together the latest information we've found on Sub-Saharan Africa, as well as recommendations of sources on where to get more.


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Our Latest Recommendations

Prof. Caprio recommends: The Secret To Success? Having A Big Sister

The Secret To Success? Having A Big Sister A new study by four researchers at the Center for Global development, including two Williams Professors: Jakiela and Ozier, explores the impact of a big sister’s caregiving on a child’s development. Be sure not to miss it! You can read a short summary on the paper at…

Ensuring that Africa has the financial resources to handle Covid-19 (podcast)

This episode from David Dollar on Dollar and Sense, the Brookings Trade Podcast, discusses the risks and possible financial resources available to African countries to deal with the coronavirus crisis.

Podcast: “Lessons from the Ebola Crisis on dealing with Covid-19”

In this Vox Talk, Oeindrila Dube discusses an experiment she had been running in Sierra Leone for community health outreach, and how helpful those interventions were during the Ebola outbreak. From April 9, 2020.

Prof. Gibson Recommends: This Podcast Episode on “Chickens, Cash, and Development Economics”

In this EconTalks podcast, economist Chris Blattman discusses the trade-offs between giving people in parts of Africa cash versus chickens, and how they used randomized controlled trials to find out which was more effective for helping people.

Course Text: “Scaling Up What Works: Evidence on External Validity in Kenyan Education”

This article has been assigned as required reading in Program Evaluation, a spring CDE elective.

Straight from the Source

RSS News and Events from the ADB

  • Hundreds gather for Third Japan-Africa Business Forum, prelude to TICAD 8
    Around 1,600 people from all over Africa and Japan gathered over six days to explore closer business ties at the Third Japan-Africa Business Forum, which this year attracted the highest number of participants since its launch.
  • Tanzania: FAPA launches franchising project to bolster small enterprises
    The Fund for African Private Sector Assistance launched its Africa Franchise Accelerator Project in Tanzania. The project will promote and model franchising as part of a national enterprise development strategy to stimulate economic integration, job creation, skills transfer and wealth creation. FAPA, a multi-donor trust fund that finances technical assistance to advance the African Development […]
  • Kenya : Last Mile Connectivity Project
    In 2017, the Kenyan government, supported by the African Development Bank, launched the "Last Mile Connectivity Project." Its objectif? To connect the 47% of the population remaining in the darkness to the national electricity grid. Low-income populations are particularly targeted. Without electricity, future prospects are limited, and that’s why this project seeks to limit poverty […]