The burden of dealing with plastic waste tends to fall on the shoulders of developing countries.
Women and girls in low-income countries are disproportionately likely to be affected by the plastic waste that’s flooding our planet.
The World Bank’s ease of doing business index incentives countries to do whatever they can to improve their ranking.
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Allegations that World Bank officials manipulated country rankings in its much-used ease of doing business index highlight a deeper problem with these types of rankings.
Inequality is highly persistent in South Africa.
Inequality within developing countries continues to rise.
Flat coast, big summit.
After the acrimony of the Trump years, we can expect a very different feel to the latest G7 summit.
Paying out for vital services has a serious impact on mental health.
White supremacists clash with police in Charlottesville in 2017.
Despite moments of hope, worries about the present and fears that the future may be even worse have been rising for decades. What can geopolitics teach us about the global impact of fear?
A market place in Ghana’s capital Accra. Developing countries like Ghana risk being left behind in the race to secure COVID-19 vaccines.
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A waiver on some intellectual property rules at the WTO for COVID-19 vaccines would ensure more equitable access, but wouldn’t solve all the problems facing developing countries.
PM Boris Johnson (left) and Chancellor Rishi Sunak have come up with money to underwrite wages, rescue packages and meal vouchers during the pandemic.
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Developing countries face greater risks raising money to deal with the pandemic. Zambia is now on the verge of being the first ‘COVID default’ and other developing countries could follow suit.
The TRIPS waiver enables WTO member states to manufacture and distribute COVID-19 drugs and medical supplies that would normally be protected by patents.
The TRIPS waiver makes COVID-19 treatments more accessible globally by enabling manufacture and distribution of COVID-19 drugs and medical supplies that would normally be protected by patents.
With half the global workforce facing job loss, massive stimulus packages are needed to revive emerging economies and reduce mass unemployment, poverty and starvation.
The findings suggest that farmers will benefit from more accurate crop yield monitoring.
Reducing air travel may have a positive effect on climate change but it will inevitably damage developing countries that rely on tourism for their chances of prosperity.
It’s true, research says.
While the US is a nation of immigrants, China is not. That’s a huge competitive advantage when doing business in emerging markets.
A customer and vendor exchange electronic money through a mobile phone in Uganda.
Plenty of Western officials and media outlets have criticized Libra – but it’s not meant for them.
There’s a lack of research that deals specifically with conditions in African countries.
There’s a lack of locally relevant knowledge to prevent and control non-communicable diseases in African countries.
The world’s biggest thermosolar power complex is in Morocco.
Climate justice policies could potentially double as tools of colonialism that harm people outside the US.
Access to affordable medical treatment can save lives.
The global cancer burden especially in developing countries is exacerbated by the high cost of treatment.
Pregnant women waiting to see a doctor at a hospital in Uganda.
If women don’t have access to quality emergency surgery, they can develop dibilitating complications such as fistula.
Digital government is primarily a social and political phenomenon driven by human behaviour.
Donor-driven e-government projects in developing countries often attempt to transplant what was successful elsewhere. But success requires buy-in from locals – both governments and citizens alike.
Farmer-led development projects in places like Tanzania, shown here, can increase access to food and water, and reconnect people to nature.
Farmer-led development work can improve people’s lives, provide access to food and water - and re-connect them to nature.