Most of the world’s poorest people now reside in middle-income as opposed to low-income countries.
Recent studies show that development aid to poor countries contributes in the long term to their economic growth. But the aid architecture has adapted slowly to a new reality.
China’s long march to economic reform is underway.
China posted its lowest annual GDP growth since 1990 – at 6.9% – but it's not cause for undue concern.
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The credit-ratings agencies are already circling to cut the UK's grade if it votes to leave the EU. Here's how their calculations work, and what we should do about it.
The rand’s current weakness can be attributed to a myriad of structural problems facing South Africa’s economy.
Like any commodity, the value of the rand is determined by the market forces of supply and demand. Its weakening is also affected by a myriad of structural problems facing the South African economy.
Raspberry pi: a computer that’s smaller than a $5 bill and cheaper than one to buy.
The ability to create faster, better and cheaper solutions using minimal resources is poised to drive global growth in 2016 and beyond.
Without innovation in the agricultural sector, we’d only be able to feed, say, one billion people out of the current seven.
Since becoming prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull has been talking about the importance of innovation. This is what he's referring to.
Science is key to creating a more innovative nation.
Through creating entrepreneurs and boosting global collaboration, science has the potential to drive economic growth and innovation – if only the government would properly fund it.
Too often the government's economic plans have relied on overly optimistic expectations of future growth.
Entrepreneurs such as Angola’s Isabel dos Santos have grown a portfolio of companies to very large scale rather than one big behemoth.
African governments should adopt a top-down rather than bottom-up approach to encouraging the creation of businesses.
Australia can balance energy, water and food needs with the environment.
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We have all the tools to achieve economic growth and environmental sustainability - we just have to choose to use them.
New Prime Minister and former Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull is no stranger to the NBN.
New research shows Australia will be better off with the NBN than it would have been without it.
G20 finance ministers will need to do more than talk to deliver improved economic growth.
Without true structural reform and business investment the G20 economies will be unable to deliver on their lofty growth ambitions.
The African continent is embracing technology in varying degrees. Swimmers use a selfie stick to take a picture of themselves in shallow waters of the River Nile outside Khartoum, Sudan.
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Science and technology is seen as a key driver of a nation's economic fortunes. How is the African continent faring a decade after the first major global survey on countries' performance?
Like other middle-income economies, South Africa suffers from a high rate of unemployment and an under-skilled workforce.
South Africa's lack of a clear policy direction, poor leadership, corruption and electricity supply problems will be the major constraints to its economic growth over the next 20 years.
South African exports to the rest of the continent have more than doubled over the past 20 years. This has been driven by agricultural products, including maize.
The demand for agricultural products in Africa is expected to rise over the next 35 years due to factors such as population growth, urbanisation, economic growth and changing diets.
Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos and IMF head Christine Lagarde.
Greece can learn a lot from Africa's 1980s and 1990s experience of living with structural adjustment (austerity). The damage has been long-lasting – not only on economies, but also directly on people.
Trade among African countries is the lowest globally as barriers to the easy movement of goods across borders remain.
Sub-Saharan African countries have the lowest trade among themselves compared with other regions. This is why there has been a major focus on reducing red tape and other non-tariff trade barriers
Not all of the post-independence period in Africa has been an economic failure.
Africa’s growth failure happened because of a combination of external economic shocks and a less-than-perfect policy response, from both international donors and national economic policymakers.
Digging in: China’s UN climate pledge shows it is serious about doing the heavy lifting in going green.
China's formal climate target shows that the world's largest greenhouse emitter is determined to green its economy on an unprecedented scale - and that it can bring the rest of the world along for the ride.
Is Jeb Bush’s 4% growth promise too good to be true?
Jeb Bush recently announced his candidacy for president by declaring that “our country is on a very bad course” and promised to fix this with the striking promise of “4% growth, and the 19 million new…