After centuries of decline and depolulation, the Highlands have thrived under the EU. Now Brexit threatens to turn back the clock.
TVA Kingston Fossil Plant in Tennessee, site of a 1.1 billion gallon spill of coal ash slurry in 2008, photographed on March 28, 2012.
Rural development experts say the best way to help coal communities by is investing in people, infrastructure and a clean environment. Instead, President Trump's budget cuts programs in these areas.
The lack of awareness of this growing problem is a big issue.
Breast cancer could kill 76,000 Indian women a year by 20220, according to new research.
Blazing remnants of the off shore oil rig Deepwater Horizon, off Louisiana, in 2010. The losses produced by polluting companies should cost as ‘negative’ for a country’s growth.
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A new accounting system that goes beyond the capitalist understanding of value is bubbling under and could topple capitalism itself.
Rural poverty affects a growing number of people in South Africa.
South Africa should review its rural development strategy and land reform policy to win the fight against rising poverty.
Rostow, front right, visited Vietnam in 1961.
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Walt Rostow argued communism was incompatible with economic development and was influential in persuading Presidents Kennedy and Johnson to get more involved in Vietnam.
There is hope for a different kind of bank – that serves the public and shareholder good.
A woman walks through a market in Luanda, Angola. People who live in Africa’s cities rely heavily on the informal sector.
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.
New funding vehicles could finance large scale agricultural programs.
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.
Ugandan worker picking tea as exports in the country grows.
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.
Which links are most important in road and information networks?
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.
Ethiopia’s large young population could become an advantage if backed by appropriate policies.
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.
Ethiopia has been ruled by a coalition since 1991.
Corruption has become entrenched in Ethiopia because of the political dominance of a single party -- the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front.
There’s still a lot of the U.S. waiting to be wired up.
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.
University students experiment with human-robot interaction and autonomous manipulation, two elements of manufacturing’s future.
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 in happier times.
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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.
Time for closer inspection.
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There's a huge divide in thinking between academia and international development on the role of the internet in economic growth.