Bus Rapid Transit has powerful supporters around the world – but shouldn't public transport be designed in the public interest?
Without secure records of property ownership, many poor people around the world have trouble improving their economic situations. Several countries are already trying blockchain-based land registries.
The law can both make and break criminals.
Chinese investment is driving an unprecedented investment boom in global infrastructure. But despite its claims to be pursuing green development, China's building bonanza is harming the planet.
The increase in cases of non-communicable diseases in developing countries has led to an emerging pattern of high levels of multimorbidity.
Already becoming a darling of Wall Street, blockchain technology's biggest real benefits could come to the world's poorest people. Here's how.
The World Health Organisation no longer sees Zika as a health emergency. But what does this downgrade mean for the health of mothers and babies?
Scientists from the developing world perceive current visa rules as a major impediment to professional travel. They miss out on opportunities to collaborate globally.
Many women across the world feel unable to refuse sex or request condom use. Empowering them could help bring down HIV rates.
Millions of people live without access to electricity. Now it's a battle between coal and renewables to bring cheap power.
Climate justice is becoming an increasingly important part of climate action.
Big new investors such as the Asian Infrastructure Development Bank are key players in a worldwide infrastructure, and that could be bad news for the environment.
The countries that have contributed the least to climate change will experience the worst of its effects.
New data have revealed a disturbing trend in forest loss: the hearts of the world's forests are disappearing. To stop them bleeding out, we'll have to say 'no' to some developments.
Developing countries need technical and financial aid to begin the transition to low-carbon energy now, not just pledges to invest in energy R&D with payoffs decades from now.
A majority of countries want visionary action rather than pragmatism at the Paris climate talks, says the International Institute for Environment and Development's Saleemul Huq.
A key sticking point may be resolved at the Paris climate talks: but at what cost to developing countries?
African countries stand a good chance at COP21 of getting their ideas across. There will also be a better opportunity for these countries to access climate finance.
Australia's leadership on climate finance in developing nations could be an opportunity to improve climate diplomacy.
The annual economics award recognises the value of micro analysis and good, old-fashioned legwork.