With half the global workforce facing job loss, massive stimulus packages are needed to revive emerging economies and reduce mass unemployment, poverty and starvation.
Moeketsi Majoro’s installation as Prime Minister is welcome. But it does not guarantee much needed political stability in an era of complex coalition politics.
Policies should protect arable land from urban encroachment and make peri-urban households less vulnerable.
South Africa must benchmark its education policies against high-income countries, if it wants to become one, and not measure its performance against its peers.
Book sheds new light on the evolution of the economic policy of the African National Congress, South Africa's governing party.
Bappenas conducted a simulation to predict how COVID-19 will impact poverty in Indonesia. Without intervention, the pandemic will drag at least 3.6 million Indonesians into poverty by the end of 2020.
COVID19 threatens to reverse years of Indonesia's positive trends in poverty alleviation. We highlight lessons from past policies to prevent another poverty hike during the pandemic.
The policy and law applying to refugees and asylum seekers in South Africa is largely progressive. But, in practice, they continue to endure hardship and unfair treatment by officials.
Social distancing has made giving to the poor – an obligation under Islam – harder this Ramadan. Meanwhile Muslim nonprofits are feeling the strain of the economic downturn.
Study presents a model that can be scaled to improve learning outcomes and transition rates for young people living in urban informal settlements.
The ability of food banks to meet the needs of food insecure Canadians has plummeted just when it is needed most. But food banks have never been able to address the reason people are going hungry.
A ban on begging in northern Nigeria is not the solution to a region dealing with intense levels of poverty.
Economic distress was the norm for many before the coronavirus outbreak. The pandemic is an opportunity to provide an economically secure future for all.
Despite the poverty rate falling, 30.8% of children are still undernourished.
From burial sites targeted by grave robbers to disposing of ashes at sea, the job of disposing of the unclaimed dead has a rich history. Sadly, it still goes on today and is on the rise.
Police officers are integral front-line workers during this extraordinary crisis. They should be empowered to act as protectors of the vulnerable, not as persecutors of homeless people.
The patronage system – common in South-East Asia's small-scale fisheries – indirectly perpetuates destructive fishing practices. However, opportunities exist to tap them as agents of change.
More needs to be done to cushion low-income families from the economic effects of the new coronavirus.
One of the key economic mitigating measures put in place after the country's COVID-19 lockdown has had very little uptake by employers and will leave miillions of workers without any cover.
Preliminary results of new research show how using data from social networks such as Facebook may help us understand how the coronavirus spread on local and regional levels.