Cutting the program formerly known as food stamps would hurt low-income Americans and the whole economy.
As Addis Ababa develops into a modern city, beggars are increasingly being treated like public nuisances and criminals.
African business schools can benefit from the rigourous process offered by global rankings and accreditations.
A new program uses tax incentives to encourage investors to help revitalize low-income communities. Research on similar programs from the past suggest it doesn’t work to reduce poverty.
Mandela’s reconciliation message may have partly reflected his view of the world. But it was also a product of his party, the ANC.
The majority of South Africans are separated from the wealthy and formal-sector employed minority.
Poorer young people in Varanasi have big ambitions, but no way to reach them – despite the government's efforts.
In many of the UK's seaside towns and former coal mining communities, young people are caught up in cycles of deprivation.
Despite the prevalence of Fairtrade sugar in UK society, the sugarcane industry remains deeply troubled.
The removal of Jacob Zuma from power is to be welcomed but, it's not the answer to South Africa's problems.
South Africa's land reform programme will fail if it continues to neglect smallholder farming.
Why do big events that showcase elite sport fail to motivate people to get active?
Stories from the ground highlighted the unmet needs of people who are vulnerable and who are left behind.
The good news to this disturbing figure is that a strategy is in place to address some serious problems, including an end to child poverty by 2030.
King argued for a national guaranteed income that would keep people out of poverty. Fifty years later, the Poor People's Campaign still resonates.
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.