The economic costs of having children are more often shouldered by women, so mothers tend to accumulate less capital over time.
A study of how the Young African Leaders Initiative handles its business exposes typical weaknesses, mainly lack of understanding local context, suffered by many foreign aid programmes.
The harassment of informal food vendors by national and municipal governments remains a major impediment to improving the resilience of the urban poor in African cities.
The Trump tax cut will create new investment in America, but at the expense of countries like Australia
Chinese real estate investors might be more interested in investing in their homeland rather than Australia, given the changing market and regulations.
If the United States withdraws from or significantly alters NAFTA, Mexico has more options than it thinks — and potentially less to lose than its northern neighbour.
There's ample space to renegotiate some terms from the original agreement that would improve social welfare across the region.
Because the EU is a unique experiment in integration in many ways, it can provide a good model for other regions, such as Asia.
A new study shows that conditional cash transfers have helped Ecuador's poorest households climb out of poverty. When that money was paired with capital to invest, people fared even better.
Today young people are the first victims of the increasing job insecurity in the world. Can a universal basic income, as proposed by a number of politicians, change things for the better?
China is now the world's second-largest international investor. Should the US and Europe be scared?
Last month South Sudan announced a dramatic increase in the cost of aid-worker permits from $100 to $10,000. It's now backtracked on the decision.
There's good news from manufacturers around the world, and this should feed into economic growth.
Videos of a United passenger being involuntarily dragged off a plane went viral, creating a PR disaster for the company – one that could have easily been avoided.
Traditional economists cannot quantify or measure the effect of white male privilege in facilitating business dealings or obtaining employment in emerging market economies.
The best chance South Africa has of recovering from sub-investment grade credit rating status is to have leaders who are prepared to break rank with the small-mindedness of the ruling party.
In a highly individualistic world where work prevents us from spending time with friends and family, a universal basic income could change society.
Nigeria’s cybercrime has been rated the third worst in the world primarily for ‘419’ fraud occurrences but the term encompasses a wide range of crimes, some more common in western nations.
Sixty years on, the European Union is facing unprecedented challenges among member states. Can its relationship with Africa survive the storm?
Colombia's plan to turn coca-leaf farmers into coffee growers has a fatal flaw: the market.