Investment in the arts is also an investment in economic growth, health and well-being – but arts practitioners won't be holding their breath at budget time.
Entrepreneurs at this popular Lagos cane furniture market could do a lot more for their business with the use of social media.
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Nigerian small business owners highlight the factors that limit full potential of social media use in commerce.
A lifestyle of the wealthy.
Raising income taxes for the super-rich can help ease the burden on government budgets and reduce inequality in society.
A teeming number of Nigerians of working age are unemployed.
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Nigeria's economy is in bad shape. This has affected its ability to create jobs.
Developing a viable confectionery industry is essential for Africa’s cocoa giants.
The importance of raw cocoa beans to Ghana's foreign exchange earnings is derailing the development of a viable chocolate industry
Measuring the equivalent economic cost of 'lost life years' due to the pandemic allows us to map the true scale of the crisis.
A deforested piece of land in the Amazon rainforest near Porto Velho, in the state of Rondonia, in northern Brazil, on Aug. 23, 2019.
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Because Brazil's economic prosperity in the last two decades is increasingly linked to the Amazon's good health, restoring the country's economy is a critical first step toward ending deforestation.
Vendors in front of their shop in China Town, Ojota, Lagos.
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Nigeria and China should work more on the relationship between their citizens so that the two countries can continue to have good bilateral relations.
This year is a whole new ball game for pandemic politics. For a prime minister not accustomed to pressure, Scott Morrison is proving far less equipped.
Researchers have long been searching for a more comprehensive way to assess national progress than GDP.
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GDP only measures economic growth – not inequality, poverty or unpaid work like elder care. So researchers in the Netherlands developed a new way for governments to see how people are actually doing.
A person sits on a tripod platform high above the street as protesters occupy an intersection during a demonstration to call for government action to on climate change in Vancouver in February 2021.
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As Canada emerges from the pandemic, creating jobs and achieving full employment are top priorities. Relegated to the back burner are balanced budgets and reducing debt.
New Zealand businesses need to plan for a post-COVID recovery in a global economy more complex, uncertain and ambiguous than before.
The coronavirus has imposed difficulties on vulnerable workers.
Ghana's early lockdown strategy impacted an already vulnerable working class.
U.S. taxpayers spend more than $2 billion annually in tax preparation fees.
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Dozens of prosperous countries save billions of dollars and hours annually by not requiring residents to fill out tax returns, so what is the United States waiting for?
The government should be explicit about what proportion of the population will need to be vaccinated to warrant border reopening. Australians could then measure progress towards that goal.
Democrats celebrate passing the first big legislation of the Biden presidency.
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Four articles from The Conversation US archive provide context and analysis on the historic legislation.
Texas’ announced it is ending its COVID-19 restrictions. Its vaccination rate is among the lowest in the U.S., and its case numbers are still high.
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The COVID-19 case spike in the summer of 2020 and earlier attempts to rely on personal responsibility, like wearing seat belts, showed that mandates make a difference.
Paragliding near Nkawkaw draws thousands of visitors every April.
Festivals in Ghana are evolving as tourist attractions.
Problems inside problems inside problems.
One year on from when lockdowns began in the west, specialists reflect on how these two fields have responded to the crisis.
Black-owned businesses have been shuttered at a higher rate during the pandemic.
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With fewer funds to fall back on, minority-owned enterprises have struggled in the recession. To make things worse, many are in sectors that have been badly hit by lockdowns.