With World Bank support, Sierra Leone has implemented reforms creating nearly 6,000 new businesses and 15,000 jobs. A short movie illustrates the success advisory work in conflict-affected states can yield. First hand interviews with small business owners and government officials describe the context of the reform program as well as remaining challenges.
Musician Sorie Kondi, the Stevie Wonder of Sierra Leone, is trying to make it as a world musician in part because he needs to pay his daughter's school fees. He's hitting the road to investigate what's happening with girls' education ten years after the civil war.
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The Tokyo International Conference on African Development is more than just a conference. It has become a major global framework for Asia, Africa, and the UNDP to collaborate in promoting Africa's development. Here are five projects working to improve people's everyday lives throughout the continent.
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