Money and resources in Latin America often don't reach those who need them most – and criminal gangs are on hand to take advantage.
On the 20th anniversary of Bill Clinton's promise to "end welfare as we know it," a social work scholar asks why child poverty is still such a problem in the U.S. and what race has to do with it.
India's prime minister won a landslide victory promising to improve his people's lives. There's a very long way to go.
Mega development projects can have a positive impact. But there are risks. Between 2004 and 2013, some 3.4 million people were ‘physically and economically displaced’ by World Bank projects alone.
One in four people experience a mental health problem in any give year.
The new forms of protest in Zimbabwe raise the possibility that the country's long-simmering crisis may have reached boiling point. The time could indeed be ripe for a unique form of politics.
Like Brazil's favela dwellers, America's working poor felt a sense of pride and community in their shantytowns – and desperately resisted the powerful interests that sought to demolish them.
The numerical basis used to study African economies suffers from major knowledge gaps. This needs to improve if numbers are to inform policies that will encourage growth and push back poverty.
New research shows how the financial crisis led to a dramatic shift in poverty across Europe.
If the government wants people to be healthy, they're going to need to make varied diets more affordable.
Household incomes and wealth have remained stagnant since 2009.
Black kids get suspended in preschool for minor offenses. A 2016 report shows 45 percent of preschool boys were suspended, once or more.
Recognising the symptoms of the dispossessed will prevent crimes against humanity.
The huge problem of youth unemployment in South Africa appears to be getting worse. New research will hopefully amplify their voices and inform more realistic interventions to combat the monster.
Bringing significant benefits to an emergent middle class, Dhaka's cultural, economic, environmental and political landscapes are being rapidly but unevenly transformed.
Is television focussing on marginalised communities just exploiting the poor for entertainment? Dallas Rogers spoke with Associate Professor Deb Warr about the media and poverty.
Inequalities in the nutritional status of poor and rich have been mitigated through various social protection policies, but children in South Africa remain at risk of malnutrition.
Scotland remains sick man of Europe despite devolution. Here's what is going wrong.
Some economists have touted the rising middle class as a panacea for Africa's challenges. But a more realistic diagnosis of what makes up a middle class is needed.
It's not easy to make good food choices when there's a takeaway on every corner.