Estimating parents' capacity to contribute to their children's schooling is both vital and politically sensitive. Schools with well-off parents get much less funding from government.
Poorer children in Australia are less likely to receive their share of Medicare funding, particularly in the first years of life.
South Africa's land reform programme will fail if it continues to neglect smallholder farming.
South Africa's land reform process will fail if it continues to neglect small and emerging black farmers.
Other states have had recent smaller inquiries, but the NSW inquiry into the education of children with a disability was across all systems, and could lead best practice nationally.
The imposition of the fee free higher education proposal on South Africa's National Treasury without due consideration represents an escalation of the state capture led by President Jacob Zuma.
Putting money into the hands of local communities will be a more useful antidote to the whims of world capitalism.
Science funding still falls short of 2005 levels. It's time for Canada's government to fix that problem, before it's too late.
Africa should be concerned about news that the World Bank is looking to migrate from the model that largely relies on funding member states to become a broker of private capital.
Budget 2017 has allocated A$100 million to boost innovation and advanced manufacturing. But can it fill the hole left by automotive industry closures?
Funding for research in Australia could soon depend on how much researchers engage with others who could benefit from and help out with the work.
'Per pupil expenditure' is where the real story lies.
The BRICS New Development Bank has promised to change the world of multilateral development funding but has so far failed to live up to expectations.
Long waits, job losses and problems with bed-blocking are a systemic problem for the NHS that seemingly won’t go away. But all is not lost.
Once again the federal government has given more infrastructure funding to Queensland, ignoring less politically important states like Victoria.
A new proposed deal on school funding delivers the Gonski funding within budget.
The recently updated Integrated Resource Plan calls for significant investment in South Africa's power supply. But can the country afford it?
Community organisations are trying to measure their impact but lack the funding and data availability to do it properly, new research finds.
A lot was expected from the South African finance minister's 2016 medium term budget which came amid an unfolding economic crisis including the higher education funding gap.
The recent NHMRC funding announcement has renewed criticism about how medical research is funded in Australia. Is the system fair? Or is it stacked against some researchers?