The World Bank won't be giving up on public funding, but it will increasingly be trying to attract private investors to developing countries
The continent's governments have not, historically, paid significant attention to urbanisation and the problems experienced in their cities.
Solutions to social and economic problems are often inseparable from the statistics, says Donatien Beguy.
Are poor societies stuck with their dictators and failed elections? Some new and surprising insights
Poor African nations may transition to democratic laws and multiparty polls, but only for a short period. Their odds of flourishing remain slim
The Haratin people account for 40-45% of the total population of Mauritania, but are mostly slaves