Privatisation talk in South Africa shows how state owned enterprises are being used as tools for enrichment by the connected and less as key elements of development.
Its been 13 years since Mauritius introduced codes of corporate governance for listed companies with mixed results. Its experience is useful for other developing countries looking to do the same.
Alongside the present horrors being inflicted against the Rohingya in Myanmar, we must consider the broader political and economic context that continues to marginalise minority groups.
Flooding in India's main financial hub is a reminder that urban growth has to work with nature.
Disasters may have 'natural' triggers but why are ethic minorities forced to live under harsh conditions that make them particularly vulnerable to catastrophes?
Faced with a massive food production shortfall, Africa can look towards India's Green Revolution to jump start its agricultural output.
The 2017 Global Innovation Index shows that most countries in Latin America and the Caribbean could do much more to tap their innovation potential
A new book on puberty has explored why we find it so difficult to talk about puberty, and why we need to start talking about it earlier.
China is sinking billions into energy development in rural Pakistan, much of it earmarked for renewables. That may be good for the climate and the national economy, but what about the locals?
For China’s ethnic minorities, the state's development programme is a matter of political control.
Africa should be concerned about news that the World Bank is looking to migrate from the model that largely relies on funding member states to become a broker of private capital.
People from the lowest castes and 'scheduled tribes' are less likely to have electricity and clean gas, even compared to equally poor people from other castes.
The Democratic Republic of the Congo has scheduled its 15-year-old mining code for review. The country must ensure reform that benefits its people.
The World Bank meets 2017 with a new face and that face is – for better or worse – worn by Jim Yong Kim.
Intensified rice production in Cambodia's dry season is wreaking havoc on local bird populations.
The Southern African Development Community (SADC) roadmap towards greater regional trade integration and development is a good start but lacks detail.
As India opens up a new bridge in its north-eastern region, local tribal communities feel left out of the development picture.
Why NGOs and donors must have adult conversations about what development really means.
Communities and indigenous people would like to conserve forests, nature and biodiversity. But their priority, like that of most people, is improving their own well-being and that of their children.
Our approach to economic growth has done more harm than good and must be be replaced with more appropriate goals.