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.
Under pressure to create new markets, big alcohol producers are scouring the African continent in what promises to yield negative socioeconomic consequences.
Development agencies should consider nature and culture when creating strategies to alleviate global poverty.
Australia has so far declined China’s offer to formally link the Northern Australia project to OBOR. But it risks losing out on trade and investment if the government doesn't take a stronger approach.
Oxfam’s efforts to find solutions to the world's inequalities are welcome but its wrongful use of “human economy” and repackaging it as a concept from high up might do more harm than good.
About 84% of cranes in Australia are used on residential sites, with commercial projects making up 5% of crane activity. Health, education, infrastructure and recreation projects make up the rest.
The US is the largest donor to the United Nations Population Fund, which mandates access to high-quality sexual and reproductive health services and voluntary family planning.