Political agreements between major political actors aren’t enough to ensure stability in the DRC. Structural changes are needed as is a new approach towards governance.
The middle class concept in Africa has remained vague and limited to number crunching. The minimum threshold for entering it in monetary terms was critically vulnerable to a setback into poverty.
It's time for the regions to step up...
Over 70% of Ethiopia's population is under 30 years of age. This can be converted to economic muscle if policies are introduced to tackle the high unemployment levels in the country.
Changes to the benefits system delve into the pockets of the poor and will lead to more families and disabled people needing to use food banks.
Most Africans see courts as legitimate but only a slim majority trust them while one in three people believe judges are corrupt.
Mobile phones are often touted as technology that can help bring economic benefits to the poor. But the benefits to those living in rural and remote areas without other infrastructure are limited.
Banking in a highly financialised society like Britain could be seen as akin to a fundamental human right.
Entities at the centre of the storm engulfing South Africa's social grants distribution system have claimed to be champions of financial inclusion. The claim in itself is scandalous.
A TV series that gives families on benefits a lump sum of £26,000 shows how starting your own business can transform your life.
Namibia contributes a positive image to Africa in governance and other indicators. But the reality for most of the country’s 2.3 million people isn't quite as rosy.
Why are some of the most vulnerable families in Bradford missing out on food aid?
Oxfam is right to highlight disparities in wealth.
In work poverty is a sign the icy tide of capitalism is now lapping at our ankles in the global north.
In celebration of academic books.
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.