Most African cities are expensive, informal and non-industrial. This has produced unique socioeconomic and environmental risks that must be carefully considered in policy development.
There is a lot of potential in borrowing ideas from the startup world to complement foreign aid funding.
The end of apartheid should have heralded a new South Africa for the generation born at its demise. But that hasn't happened.
Uganda needs to boost manufacturing and exports to realise the ambitions listed in its social and economic development plan.
Many African countries are sitting on vast and under-utilised oceanic territories that have the potential to unlock enormous economic value, if properly governed.
Saudi Arabia's economy is almost entirely dependent on oil. Here's how it's trying to change that.
When planning major infrastructure investments, it's important to know which road, freight and information networks are most important – and which proposals might make things worse, not better.
Over 70% of Ethiopia's population is under 30 years of age. This can be converted to economic muscle if policies are introduced to tackle the high unemployment levels in the country.
Corruption has become entrenched in Ethiopia because of the political dominance of a single party -- the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front.
President Trump has touted infrastructure investment as a way to boost the U.S. economy. At the moment, he's missing a key opportunity – expanding broadband internet service.
Today, the U.S. is leading the robotics revolution. But without timely investment, China will overtake us, and could permanently put Americans out of work.
Hazelwood power station will this week fall silent after a half-century during which it went from a beacon of progress to an emblem of fossil fuel pollution.
There's a huge divide in thinking between academia and international development on the role of the internet in economic growth.
The incoming Trump administration could do worse than learn from China in devising a new policy of economic engagement with North Korea.
The creation of a UN special rapporteurship on the right to development should help develop practical solutions on how the right could be realised.
China has the world's second-largest economy, powered by cheap labor and cheap fossil fuel. But now Chinese urbanites want greener, healthier lifestyles. Can the government deliver them?
Without careful policy consideration the rise of artisanal and small-scale mining in resource rich African countries stands to disturb agricultural activity and associated livelihoods.
The world's use of finite resources continues to rise as global development continues. Can we help poorer nations raise their standard of living without exhausting all of our raw materials?
South Africa has narrowly escaped a downgrade of the rating of its sovereign bonds, but government has its work cut out as it seeks to restore investor confidence and lift economic growth.
The Turnbull government sees the 'City Deal' as a way for 'smart cities' to drive innovation and growth. But what is the value proposition behind this UK concept and how might it work in Australia?