The IMF's decision to go ahead with a bailout package for Zambia, despite the government’s democratic failings, could embolden the president to pursue an authoritarian strategy.
Protests in Tunisia and Morocco show underlying causes of the Arab uprisings remain intact.
Tunisia's economy has been struggling since the country’s 2011 revolution. Corruption and bad governance within the banking sector is not helping.
Our approach to economic growth has done more harm than good and must be be replaced with more appropriate goals.
Where now for one of the great emblems of post-World War II global co-operation?
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.
Wages are sluggish, underemployment seems stubbornly high, and there is a continued push to part-time rather than full-time employment.
In its agenda to reform global economic governance the developing world should look for ways to extract some value from the G20.
Ghana is very much the African rising star 60 years after independence with an exemplary record in health and education. But it's struggling like many of its peers to meet social and economic targets.
West African health systems were weak before the IMF got involved. Sadly, the policy reforms demanded by the IMF in exchange for loans have undermined governments' ability to repair these problems.
The IMF has been expressing public concern about inequality since 2010, but this has not translated into concrete action within the IMF’s own policies and programs.
The success of the first phase prompted financial observers to hail Indonesia's tax amnesty program as one of the most successful in the world.
The United States under the leadership of Donald Trump is expected to pursue isolationist policies which could hurt Africa.
The Chinese government should focus less on promoting the yuan internationally and more on domestic financial reform.
BRICS is slowly being written off as a bloc that can administer coherent political action.
The World Bank risks looking hypocritical and becoming redundant if it doesn't improve its own management.
The IMF has lowered its forecasts for the US, UK and other advanced economies, even if post-Brexit negotiations go smoothly.
Boosting growth could be as simple as getting more women into the workforce.
South Africa's ruling party has lost its moral and intellectual capacity to claim the mantle of leadership. The country's economy won't recover unless new political alignments emerge.
The G20’s lack of leadership will continue to contribute to the current global economic malaise.