Indigenous people in Australia and New Zealand, despite the distance separating them and varying histories, have one disturbing issue in common: poor health.
The global economy is already unsustainable – let alone if it gets bigger.
Sub-Saharan Africa has seen widespread economic growth since 1995. But increased agricultural productivity is needed to translate that growth into poverty reduction.
New figures reveal inequality in Britain and the effects of the redistributive tax and benefits system.
Some of the most vulnerable people in society are being kept alive by food banks.
South Africa's labour market suffers from high unemployment. Reform of the education system may provide the only long-term sustainable solution to the problem.
Plans to stop universal credit payments in favour of a 'national living wage' will not address the long-standing poverty of many people in paid employment.
The prosperity gospel – a uniquely American strand of Christian theology – creates a dilemma for its adherents.
Australia still rests too heavily on its luck, and not enough on its brains.
They are the army of ideas people and go-getters who will haul the economy back to its feet. Aren't they? The reality is not quite as rosy.
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.
The call to action to address childhood vulnerability in Africa must go far beyond the 17.8 million children infected and affected by HIV.
The Flint water crisis has left people across the country wondering if lead poisoning is a problem in their community. But it's very hard to find out how widespread this problem is.
To achieve its ambition of becoming a middle income country, Uganda must accelerate the movement of workers from agriculture and the informal sector into modern industries.
Some hard-to-hear facts are not included in the World Bank's new discussion note on poverty and inequality in South Africa.
Much international aid fails to achieve its ends because the technology employed is not "appropriate" to its intended environment or culture. This needs to change.
A new study reveals just how tough it can be to rebuild a life after homelessness.
Children exposed to lead are at elevated risk for learning delays and academic issues.
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.
The reasons for the phenomenon of child marriage are complex and include the fact that in customary law, marriageable age was never reckoned as an actual number but depended on puberty.