Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer win the Nobel Prize for Economics 'for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty'.
A UN Security Council session in New York. Kenya wants a seat at the table.
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The country has not had a seat at the Security Council table for 24 years.
In Mexico, more than half of workers in the industrial and non-agricultural services sectors do not have access to social security.
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Multinational corporations are increasingly vigilant about respecting human rights, but the case of Mexico tells us that they can indirectly encourage violations by local businesses.
Men have nipples because of a quirk in how embryos develop. But that’s only part of the story of this seemingly redundant body part.
How embryos develop, evolution and sexual pleasure all help explain why men have nipples. But ‘man boobs’ are a different story.
Author and physician Dr. Benjamin Spock in NYC in 1974.
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The man whose book outsold all others, except the Bible.
The hope is that building ‘a smart city in the forest’ in North Penajam Paser and Kutai Kartanegara regencies will ease Jakarta’s myriad problems. But it’s not that simple.
The government has reportedly set aside 180,000 hectares of land for construction of a new capital in East Kalimantan.
Freight micro-entrepreneur in Lagos, Nigeria.
Countries in Africa have some of the highest rates of entrepreneurship in the world, yet their contribution to the economy is limited. Technology such as the blockchain, drones and AI could provide a way forward.
A woman stands near her burnt stall at Thumburuni market in Fakfak, West Papua, Indonesia, on 22 August after protesters torched the market during a violent rally.
Adopting an inclusive development approach to the well-being of Papuans is the best solution to solve Papuan problems.
Maya the detection dog was part of a team sniffing out koalas.
Environmental protections in Australia are built on assumptions about where animals live – and it's harming our wildlife.
Doug Ford’s government is weakening environmental laws in Ontario — leaving wildlife and environments with no protections.
Doug Ford's government is undercutting the environment by giving business and development the upper hand.
There is little evidence that pads alone will keep girls in school – stigma, lack of appropriate infrastructure, and embarrassment need to be dealt with too.
In New England, where most land is privately owned, research shows that land conservation promotes economic growth.
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Protecting land from being developed intuitively may seem like a drag on local economies, but research in New England finds that it has the opposite effect.
South Korea has grown into a rich country with a per capita GDP of nearly US$30,000 in 2017.
Why do some countries grow faster than others? Innovative local companies play a key role.
The beachfront of historical Jamestown, Ghana.
The proposal to redevelop Jamestown would not only occupy a prime site with historical significance, it would displace a large community along with their heritage, skills and traditions.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (C) waves from the stage during a traders national convention in New Delhi on April 19, 2019.
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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.
The share of households in Hong Kong led by single women has soared in recent decades.
A new study examined how growing numbers of single women in one of the world's most expensive cities are contributing to its gentrification.
Rwandan President Paul Kagame. Rwanda has a booming economy that is controlled by an authoritarian regime
Rwanda is a paradox -- a 'development miracle' and an authoritarian state.
Boys practice baseball at a park in San Antonio de Guerra, a small municipality in the Dominican Republic.
Some of the best players in the world come from this small Caribbean nation, where an entire system of training young talent has blossomed. But few actually make it to the big leagues.
A French-speaking Canadian volunteer in Haiti part of the volunteer group EDV that helped recovery efforts after the earthquake in early June 2010.
Scholars such as Alfred Sauvy, Jean-Pierre Olivier de Sardan and Frantz Fanon wrote in French, but their work greatly contributed to our understanding of democracy and social change in all contexts.
The race is on to find a new head of the World Bank following Jim Yong Kim’s resignation.
The power dynamics in the World Bank have changed dramatically.