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The Birth of a Start-Up Support System

May 11, 2022

The Birth of a Start-Up Support System

The Sahel, breeding ground for a wealth of start-ups, is seeing a flood of incubators and accelerators ready to support innovative businesses.

A Modern Tagging System Protects an Ancient Cattle Breed in Madagascar

May 4, 2022

A Modern Tagging System Protects an Ancient Cattle Breed in Madagascar

The distinctive humped back animals, valued at several hundred dollars each, support the livelihoods of herders, their families, and sometimes whole communities across the Indian Ocean island.

Looking for an e-ride

Apr 6, 2022

Looking for an e-ride

Across Africa, electric vehicles are scarce. But they’ll soon be coming, likely starting with motorbikes and buses.

Benefits Flow from Public-Private Water Partnerships

Mar 25, 2022

Benefits Flow from Public-Private Water Partnerships

Across Africa innovative partnerships between governments and private operators manage sewage and deliver water to vulnerable communities

Lowering Barriers for Agribusiness in the Sahel

Mar 16, 2022

Lowering Barriers for Agribusiness in the Sahel

Targeted investments and sustained support can strengthen farmers’ prospects as well as regional food security.

Satisfying the Hunger for Locally-made Baby Food in Senegal

Mar 16, 2022

Satisfying the Hunger for Locally-made Baby Food in Senegal

A Senegalese entrepreneur’s quest to bring locally-made, organic baby food to supermarket shelves across West Africa.

Reimagining Remote Learning

Mar 16, 2022

Reimagining Remote Learning

Surprising lessons are emerging from students’ experiences with online education—and the private sector is listening.

Building Resilience for West Africa’s Women Entrepreneurs

Mar 7, 2022

Building Resilience for West Africa’s Women Entrepreneurs

IFC is working with insurers in West Africa to improve women’s access to insurance products.

Safeguarding Africa's PPE Production

Feb 25, 2022

Safeguarding Africa's PPE Production

By shifting its strategy during the pandemic, Hela Clothing is expanding medical supply manufacturing in Africa.

A Green Debut in Côte d’Ivoire

Feb 21, 2022

A Green Debut in Côte d’Ivoire

A shopping mall’s pioneering bond highlights the growth of green finance in West Africa, with an assist from J-CAP.