In just a few years, Burkina Faso has become the fourth largest gold exporter in Africa. But with 43% of the population still below the poverty line, what are the local benefits?
Bill Shorten says Labor's plan to make super contributions on behalf of women on paid parental leave would have a "big impact". We find its impact would be be minuscule.
Many millions are in need of short-term credit to supplement poor and exploitative pay.
Around 1 in 8 Americans was poor in 2017. That doesn't compare well to other developed nations.
Increasing police patrols won't solve South Africa's high rates of violent crime. Underlying problems need to be addressed.
The collapse of the oil price in 2014 highlighted the need for Nigeria to dilute its exposure on the commodity.
South Africans debating the zero rating of certain products for VAT purposes must realise it isn't a panacea for poor people and should be accompanied by other policies.
Framing xenophobic violence as a question of immigrant victimisation invites divisions between neighbours.
Far too many people in Britain rely on high-cost short-term credit from alternative lenders.
Despite a relatively slow start, South Africa can speed up its implementation of the SDGs.
Without contextual knowledge, education and adaptation, foreign or imposed practices or resources cause new sets of problems.
It's becoming increasingly difficult to take South Africa's ruling party seriously when it talks about economic reform.
Ontario's basic income project was deeply flawed and cursed by a lack of quality data. It needs a major overhaul.
Glues, paints, spray deodorants and fuels are all abused for their psychoactive effects.
Economists, politicians and the media watch GDP closely. But it isn't the best way to measure the health of the US economy.
Lots of things have happened in a century, but poverty has proven persistently hard to treat.
Increasing numbers of parents are being accused of child abuse.
In a developed country like the UK, why can life expectancy within just a few miles differ by as much as 18 years?
South Africa needs to improve efforts to increase student numbers at technical colleges.
A White House Council concluded that the war on poverty is "largely over." But, while poverty among seniors has declined, poverty among adults and children as changed little over the last 40 years.