South Africa's National Treasury now proposes to reduce salaries. On the face of it this seems sensible. But the fundamental issue is the structure of the public service.
A new study shows how economic shocks caused by cuts to import tariff cuts in the 1990s is linked to the rise of populism in Brazil.
Many leisure centres survived austerity by transferring their management to the local community – could this tactic work again in today's crisis?
Gulf states have given women great education, but they are still very limited participants in the workplace.
The theatre industry is facing an existential crisis and government action is urgently needed to ensure its survival.
The city’s latest financial woes are a result of the coronavirus crisis.
Why most debt and deficit projections are still way too upbeat.
The South African government should be spending more, not less, to boost economic growth and create jobs.
The UK is on the tipping point of a humanitarian emergency. To tackle this the government must now give more money to local authorities.
Attempts by municipal councils to be inclusive towards their ethnic minorities are being hampered by austerity and rising nationalism.
It's time there was a serious policy response to the other key drivers of homicide rates, like poverty and austerity.
A short history of Ireland's political economy explains Sinn Fein's surge in popularity.
Poor neighbourhoods are driving health inequalities in children.
The new government of Alberto Fernandez must now deal with Argentina's least favourite international organisation.
Years of austerity and growing inequality has left parts of the UK disenfranchised and frustrated.
Before we declare the end of austerity, it is important to explore what exactly austerity was – and remind ourselves of the terrible toll it has had on many people's lives.
Food poverty is increasingly generating child victims, whose only salvation comes from donations of emergency food provisions.
A political economist explains the background to Labour and the Conservatives' new commitment to spending and borrowing.
Reforms to the way local authorities are funded are probably the most radical – and least discussed – changes made by the Conservative government.
The road ahead remains rocky for Greece's newly elected prime minister.