Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer win the Nobel Prize for Economics 'for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty'.
Sometimes birthdays are best let pass quietly. The Liberals are finding the 75th anniversary of their founding another unfortunate occasion for the blood sport they thought they'd put behind them.
There are studies showing that farmers can have economic benefits from palm oil. However, they can also be impoverished by the commodity.
As deforestation rates in Brazil rise, it's worth asking whether the country can repeat the successes of the last decade. Current trends don't bode well.
Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" decision to relocate the country's capital is seen as an effort to shift economic activity and address infrastructure gaps outside of Java and Sumatra.
Populism is on the rise in countries where inequality has been fairly stable over time, as well as countries where inequality has grown.
Recent scandals involve economic development programs in New Jersey and Maryland highlight their many flaws, including a lack of oversight and their ineffectiveness.
In Narendra Modi, India has found a development messiah.
As India grapples with boosting the number of jobs available to people, it must ensure it does not leave women behind.
This is a transcript of part 6 of India Tomorrow, focusing on India's huge population of young people.
Regional authorities require real teeth to protect their towns from big shocks like factory closures.
Buhari’s handling of the economy has been somewhere between poor and appalling. But the same could be said of past administrations.
There is a plethora of highly troubling issues facing the global economy that are caused, in part, by globalisation.
Sovereign access to the Pacific would bring Bolivia significant economic benefits.
Mexico made internet connectivity a constitutional right in 2013, but most poor people still aren't online. Research shows that internet access would give these residents more economic mobility.
When large companies move into an area, the result is often gentrification. When this happens, the economic and social costs for displaced residents is typically high.
Tanzania was an early, ardent believer in family planning. Now it joins a growing number of developing nations that see potential advantage in having a huge and growing workforce.
South Africa needs to rethink the role of the informal economy as it mulls over ideas to beat joblessness.
South Africa's jobs summit failed to acknowledge fundamental issues in the approach to development and job creation.
African economies could benefit more from backward linkages to the mining industry than from beneficiation.