The Millennium Development Goals failed in aspects like poverty. Lessons must be learnt to ensure that these mistakes will not be repeated by the Sustainable Development Goals.
Empty toy stores, bakeries without bread and families who can't travel to be together. This is the year that the government Grinch stole Christmas.
A guide to steering your family away from a dialogue of the deaf about poverty and inequality this festive season.
Many children are living in low-income families that struggle to pay the rent to keep a roof over their heads. Unaffordable housing is fuelling childhood poverty, so where is the policy response?
A fundraising initiative in Scotland has made headlines, but good intentions are not enough when it comes to helping vulnerable people.
Informal settlements are often undocumented or hidden on official maps, but they house about a billion people worldwide. Their existence demands a more sophisticated approach to urban development.
New research shows the harsh realities of getting by on a low income and highlights how help for those doing it tough needs to change.
South Africa's government makes much of its efforts of putting more land in the hands of the previously disenfranchised black majority. Yet, many beneficiaries continue to wallow in poverty.
AIDS and HIV are still major health threats, fueled by poverty and discrimination as much as by the virus responsible for the infection.
Mozambique has made significant progress in its fight against poverty despite recent economic and political challenges
The sad truth is that neither Trump's racist populism, or Clinton's maintenance of the status quo, will do much to help the real and biting difficulties many Americans are facing.
Sport migrations emerge within a general migratory context. In some societies, like the Pacific Islands, adulthood, particularly for men, cannot be completed unless one migrates.
Raja Ampat is one of the richest in bio-marine life in the world. But many inhabitants of the cluster of islands in West Papua, Indonesia live in poverty.
Jeffrey Sachs wants to press governments to follow through on their promises.
The new prime minister has made social justice her brand. But the evidence shows just how big a job her predecessors left for her.
If the government is going to get people out of poverty, it needs to focus less on getting people into work and more on where business is growing.
Lee: 'Business will be far from usual in a world of four, five or six degrees of warming.'
Reducing stubbornly high levels of violence can be achieved if there is a focus on ensuring that children are not exposed to violence or toxic stress at home.
A change of attitude which comes with some deep introspection by South African business leaders can help address some of the country's key socioeconomic challenges.
Income poverty statistics tell us relatively little about why Australian children live in poverty, or how to alleviate it. But housing plays a critical part in the problem.