Africa

Africa is the world's second-largest and second most-populous continent, after Asia. At about 30.2 million km² (11.7 million sq mi) including adjacent islands, it covers 6% of the Earth's total surface area and 20.4% of the total land area.[2] With 1.0 billion people (as of 2009, see table) in 61 territories, it accounts for about 14.72% of the world's human population.

Date of publication
May 2014

The current assessment builds on
previously published reviews of poverty reduction strategy
programs (PRSPs), and is the sixth report in a series. This

Publisher
World Bank Group
Date of publication
May 2012

This paper examines broadly the
intergovernmental structure in the Middle East and North
Africa region, which has one of the most centralized

Publisher
World Bank Group
Date of publication
May 2012

This paper examines the distribution of
climate change impacts across the 16 agro-ecological zones
in Africa using data from the Food and Agriculture

Publisher
World Bank Group
Date of publication
June 2012

The detailed analysis of current
cropping areas in Africa presented here reveals significant
climate sensitivities of cropland density and distribution

Publisher
World Bank Group
Date of publication
June 2012

In Sub-Saharan Africa, rainfall is
highly variable and, in many places, plainly in sufficient.
Although irrigation has the potential to boost agricultural

Publisher
World Bank Group
Date of publication
August 2012

The primary goal of the Regional
Environmental Information Management Program (REIMP) was to
improve planning and management of natural resources in the

Publisher
World Bank Group
Date of publication
February 2013

The Africa Development Indicators 2007 essay explores the patterns of growth in Sub- Saharan Africa over the past three decades.

Publisher
World Bank Group
Date of publication
August 2014

Miombo woodlands stretch across Southern
Africa in a belt from Angola and the Democratic Republic of
Congo (DRC) in the west to Mozambique in the east. The

Publisher
World Bank Group
Date of publication
August 2012

Reversing Africa's decades-long
decline in soil productivity levels poses a major challenge,
and one that cannot be addressed without increased use of

Date of publication
March 2012

Trade can play a crucial role in the
development of services sectors in Africa. Services offer
new dynamic opportunities for exports, especially for

Publisher
World Bank Group

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