West African health systems were weak before the IMF got involved. Sadly, the policy reforms demanded by the IMF in exchange for loans have undermined governments' ability to repair these problems.
The IMF has been expressing public concern about inequality since 2010, but this has not translated into concrete action within the IMF’s own policies and programs.
The success of the first phase prompted financial observers to hail Indonesia's tax amnesty program as one of the most successful in the world.
The United States under the leadership of Donald Trump is expected to pursue isolationist policies which could hurt Africa.
The Chinese government should focus less on promoting the yuan internationally and more on domestic financial reform.
BRICS is slowly being written off as a bloc that can administer coherent political action.
The World Bank risks looking hypocritical and becoming redundant if it doesn't improve its own management.
The IMF has lowered its forecasts for the US, UK and other advanced economies, even if post-Brexit negotiations go smoothly.
Boosting growth could be as simple as getting more women into the workforce.
South Africa's ruling party has lost its moral and intellectual capacity to claim the mantle of leadership. The country's economy won't recover unless new political alignments emerge.
The G20’s lack of leadership will continue to contribute to the current global economic malaise.
Africa needs billions of dollars to finance the Sustainable Development Goals. Its not clear where this money will come from.
A report into the IMF's handling of the euro crisis carefully avoids blame, while attempting to reclaim influence.
Mark Carney has announced the first part of a plan to settle investor nerves and avoid a market trainwreck. Despite best efforts it may not be enough.
Economic sense has been largely irrelevant in the unfolding Greek drama. Instead, morality has been at its heart.
No election in recent times has so clearly presented American voters with such a stark choice when it comes to U.S. foreign policy. A guide to the major differences.
Big new investors such as the Asian Infrastructure Development Bank are key players in a worldwide infrastructure, and that could be bad news for the environment.
Angola's Dos Santos is buying time. His promise to step down is an attempt to diffuse growing political tensions, as repression continues. He might relinquish his position, but not his power.
Nobel laureate and Kwame Nkrumah's economic adviser Arthur Lewis saw Ghana as a testing ground for his ideas on economic development. But he was met with fierce resistance.
Forecasts are crucial for all economic and business activity. But looking into the future involves uncertainty and risk. Forecasts may be inaccurate, which creates a serious dilemma for policy makers