Developing a map of African countries' water poverty levels offers a transparent analysis for policymakers, governments and organisations that deal with water issues.
Small loans from governments and philanthropists are often held up as a route out of poverty. But proper research into whether they work is thin on the ground.
We asked four of our regular economics writers to examine a key theme they expect to flare up in 2018 and why.
As the GOP prepares to slash spending to pay for tax cuts, lawmakers have been bringing up claims about the poor that don't stand up to scrutiny.
Research shows that children attending schools with low-quality food environments, in poorer neighborhoods, gain more central body fat -- putting them at risk of obesity and cardiometabolic disease.
Slums are an increasing common phenomenon across the global North and global South. To what extent could they be seen as an inherent part of the urbanisation process?
There has been a substantial improvement compared to 15 years ago, when the incidence of poverty among the elderly was 32.4%.
Extensive research has been done on poverty and inequality in South Africa but more is needed to better understand the status quo and mainly inter-sectional factors that drive inequality.
The people most affected must be involved in designing the solutions.
The experiences of a migrant district in Scotland's biggest city could be the shape of things to come.
Britain is not a good country in which to be born poor.
South Africa has problems with hunger and obesity and both are linked to malnutrition. But solutions like taxes, education, regulating food advertising and labelling can help the problem.
But Zimbabwe must act quickly.
Government is about to be disrupted by technology in the same manner as major industries. It's about time.
By resorting to all means necessary, Nicolás Maduro's government has clawed its way back from the brink of collapse.
Some African countries present a facade of democracy. The absence of substantive democracy is contributing to instability on the continent.
Zimbabwe has two lost decades to move on from. Fortunately, there are many ways out.
Research shows that Indigenous women are at greatest risk of injury within Canada. Income, education and housing inequities play a role. So does systemic racism and post-colonial trauma.
New South African research supports evidence that urbanisation has a positive impact on people's lives and must be managed appropriately for development.
The NHS should reconsider its plan to refuse surgery to smokers and those who are obese.