The COVID-19 pandemic has accentuated the existing challenges facing artisanal and small-scale mining in Kenya.
Despite its dire health and economic situation, Sudan has yet to access emergency funding to combat COVID-19.
The virus threatens to push half a billion people into extreme poverty around the world.
Employment programmes cannot replace economic growth in improving youth employability, but they play a crucial role in helping them find work.
In this week’s round-up of coronavirus articles by scholars around the globe, we explore the disproportionate impacts of COVID-19 and the latest on drug trials.
Dickens's novels highlighted the poverty of education for the working classes. The all-important Education Act was finally passed in the year of his death.
Will police accept the challenge of ending
Māori over-representation at every stage of the criminal justice system in Aotearoa-New Zealand?
The mental health implications of child marriage on young girls are significant
High-density city living has been touted as a way to solve the problem of creating more sustainable, more liveable cities. But instead cities are only more liveable for a few.
When South Africa eventually emerges from the fog of the COVID-19 crisis, structural reform, including land reform, will be high on the political agenda as never before.
With unemployment soaring due to COVID-19, why is Jacinda Ardern's centre-left government significantly less generous towards beneficiaries than Scott Morrison's centre-right government in Australia?
The hard truth is that the more the isolation is contained, the greater the economic problems will be.
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.