In many urban poor areas such as slums, programmes by governments and NGOs are established to help families and mitigate malnutrition. But are these effective?
Poaching of African elephants has fallen, but the species is still at risk. Law enforcement and ivory bans help, but tackling poverty is key to stopping poaching at the source.
Poorer countries can now refuse shipments of plastic waste and slow the build-up of pollution on their shores.
The data suggest that boys experience as much disadvantage as girls.
Scholars continue to debate what, exactly, happened to Emmett Till the morning of his murder. But that hasn't stopped a poor Mississippi community from trying to profit off one version of the story.
As the rich get richer in India, many voters seem willing to overlook their everyday struggles, hoping that the trickle-down effect of a "business friendly" government will help the overall economy.
Canadians should invest in affordable housing. It's a commitment to lifting the most vulnerable members of our society from the ground up — and lifting our entire country up in the process.
The mere presence of NGOs, no matter their size or aims, inadvertently reduced the legitimacy of local village headmen.
Just as America's highways, sewage systems and water pipes need fixing, so does the growing gap between rich and poor. Trump and the Democrats could use that money to address both.
As South Africa marks 25 years of freedom, many citizens have to contend with the harsh reality that they can't eat democracy.
To claim that protests are being organised suggests sinister motives. But all protest is organised. So are cake sales and shopping expeditions.
Half of South Africa's population remain chronically poor, and the quarter in-between struggle to stay out of reach of destitution.
Poverty leaves people feeling unable to take responsibility for their future – but community programmes can empower young people to take control.
In order to be successful, the I Promise Academy needs to confront issues of race – much like LeBron James himself, who launched the school amid great fanfare in 2018, an education scholar argues.
The government is spruiking its commitment to religious freedom and freedom of speech, as well as its successes on tackling inequality. Its record, however, leaves much to be desired.
Thousands of Central American migrants are trying to cross the U.S. southern border. One scholar followed their paths to find out why they make the dangerous, sometimes deadly, journey.
Mandatory reporting could help highlight the ethnicity pay gap in much the same way that gender pay gap reporting does.
Poverty and social exclusion play a big role in Indigenous child suicide. The causes are complex but we know enough to act now to reduce the number of deaths in our communities.
High poverty levels mean people lack access to land and work and they are often driven to settle in zones that are exposed to natural hazards.
New research reveals how austerity pushed poor families into debt to pay for basic needs like food, rent and hot water.