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Some workers prefer a hybrid approach, whereby they can alternate between working at home and in the office. Getty Images

Will the pandemic really shape the future workplace?

If the best people management practices of the formal economy were to be deployed in the informal economy, new avenues of stimulating economic and life empowerment may be opened.
Gender discrimination and dominance of male culture top the list of constraints that women face in entering the construction industry. Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP via Getty Images

How women are locked out of Nigeria’s construction industry

Women need to know what opportunities exist for them in the construction industry.
Rescuers work in Kamituga, South Kivu, at the entrance of one of the mines which collapsed following torrential rains trapping dozens of artisanal miners in September 2020. Photo by Stringer/AFP via Getty Images

How large miners and states stifle local capital and innovation in DR Congo

The mass privatisation of mining and the turn to foreign direct investment has created conflict with small-scale miners.
The Suez Canal on a normal day. Photo by Camille Delbos/Art In All of Us/Corbis via Getty Images

Top three take-away lessons from the Suez Canal blockage

Direct implications for maritime security are unlikely. But there will be ripple effects in the shipping industry and in many commercial sectors.
Workers pack syringes at India’s biggest syringe manufacturer. Government support has been key to developing this capacity. Photo by Sajjad Hussain/AFP via Getty Images

South African case study sheds light on how vaccine manufacturing can be developed

African governments, firms and donor agencies should align their efforts to support the local manufacture of vaccines and other health equipment in African countries.