There’s a crucial need to connect the most vulnerable people with public services in order to tackle systemic poverty and disadvantage. An integrated approach is key.
President Alpha Condé’s pursuit of mining interests during the Ebola crisis may have foreshadowed his demise as he tightened his grip over power and plundered the state’s wealth.
For Indigenous Peoples Day, a scholar of Native American studies explains why understanding the tragic history of Indian boarding schools is important for healing to take place.
Most farmers experienced reduced demand and lower prices for their produce. There were also disruptions to production.
The temporary increase to benefits was a lifeline for families during the pandemic.
Hot, humid population centers are becoming epicenters of heat risk as climate changes worsens. It’s calling into question the conventional wisdom that urbanization uniformly reduces poverty.
Being on universal credit affects people in more ways than just financial.
The end of the temporary uplift means many household budgets will no longer meet the minimum income standard.
Madrassas don’t just provide an education that may lead to terrorism. They provide critical financial support to impoverished people.
Corruption and fraud make a few rich households richer. But the already poor and low-skilled lose their jobs and become poorer.
Almost all the people in the study were experiencing feelings like anxiety, worry, anger, boredom or frustration.
If the Economic Community of West African States is to be a champion for good governance, it should address the root causes of political instability and coups.
Inequality within developing countries continues to rise.
The ANC did not create most of the patterns for which it is blamed. But it has done far too little to change them and often seems happy simply to live with them.
A new analysis shows how government policy led to thousands more overcrowded households in the years ahead of the pandemic.
Young people living in the challenging contexts of urban informal settlements may be more at risk of experiencing generalised anxiety disorder.
Early estimates US poverty rate estimates indicate that policies intended to soften the blow of economic upheaval made a big difference.
Much of the commentary on the July riots, which cost over 300 lives and billions of rands in damage to the economy, has neglected the long history of violent protests in the country.
Madagascar seems to be heading towards a new political crisis, much more complex and probably more violent than the previous ones.
Basic income must be embedded within a broader strategy of economic reform, aimed at increasing the social wage and improving working conditions.