The South African Reserve Bank needs to guide the market on how it is going to treat VAT increase in its inflation targeting approach.
To help ensure that environmental and health services are available in slums, Indian women are asserting their rights thanks to solidarity networks and non-confrontational approaches.
We can't eradicate TB without also addressing poverty.
Laptops have introduced the children of Nosy Komba in Madagascar to previously inaccessible tools.
South Africa needs a robust economic policy agenda to make it more open, productive and inclusive.
It's not the first time a form of urban music from the black community has been purposefully associated with crime by the powers that be.
A new study reveals the challenges faced by people living with disabilities who want to open their own businesses.
The First Amendment protects everything from porn to hateful signs outside military funerals. That includes fundraising pitches of all kinds.
Less than 15% of the most disadvantaged people in Australia exit poverty from one year to the next. We need to design policy to tackle this.
About 263 million children and youth worldwide are out of school. If some progress have been made, especially on school attendance, huge gaps remain on gender parity or equity in schooling choices.
Childhood adversity doesn't just affect our choices – according to new research, it also weakens the body's fundamental ability to stay healthy in old age.
The statistics point remorselessly towards obesity being a symptom with an underlying social cause. That should completely change the approach to dealing with it.
Women's rights and poverty cannot be ignored.
SNAP and its precursors have weathered plenty of efforts to shrink the safety net. Its decades of bipartisan support make it likely to survive this one.
The rich have to be taxed more and the poor need to be paid more, according to Oxfam International head of inequality policy Max Lawson.
We increasingly celebrate entrepreneurial self-reliance, but for disadvantaged people, the certainty of an adequate income is a fundamental foundation. It may not be sufficient, but it is necessary.
Politics Podcast: Brian Howe on Revisiting Henderson, Poverty and Basic Income.
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Brian Howe says the targeted nature of Australia's social security system goes hand-in-hand with stigmatising welfare recipients.
Fifty years after MLK's death, a minority politics scholar assesses black progress in the US based on poverty, jobs and wealth. "In some ways," she concludes, "we've barely budged as a people."
Distributed-energy technologies are a disruptive force that can improve the quality of life for the world's most disadvantaged and poor.
A scholar suggests a few approaches that have withstood the test of time.