Some believe children who are first-generation learners with illiterate parents are not capable of greatness. But some of the cleverest, most committed and most creative children come from slum areas.
The global economy is already unsustainable – let alone if it gets bigger.
Moves to measure country progress in other ways to GDP are on the rise. Here's how happiness researchers are changing the game.
Inequality is now centre-stage in policy debate.
Nigeria's economy is indeed under severe strain but sub-Saharn Africa's most populus nation won't solve its economic problems via an emergency national confab.
Economic growth is a necessary condition for development. But it can only pass the sufficient condition test if growth translates into high-earning jobs. Ghana's recent history illustrates this.
Countries like Rwanda have shown that regional integration can enhance growth and reduce poverty. South Sudan should follow its lead in its engagement with the East African Community.
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 posted its lowest annual GDP growth since 1990 – at 6.9% – but it's not cause for undue concern.
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.
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.
The ability to create faster, better and cheaper solutions using minimal resources is poised to drive global growth in 2016 and beyond.
Since becoming prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull has been talking about the importance of innovation. This is what he's referring to.
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.
African governments should adopt a top-down rather than bottom-up approach to encouraging the creation of businesses.
We have all the tools to achieve economic growth and environmental sustainability - we just have to choose to use them.
New research shows Australia will be better off with the NBN than it would have been without it.
Without true structural reform and business investment the G20 economies will be unable to deliver on their lofty growth ambitions.
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?