The important developmental role that intermediate city municipalities can play in creating employment and stimulating growth suggests they should be prioritised.
The infrastructure and levels of deprivation in poorer countries have prevented them from benefiting from containment measures as much as richer nations.
If China’s economy recovers from the pandemic, its authoritarian political system could become even more influential around the world.
GDP only measures economic growth – not inequality, poverty or unpaid work like elder care. So researchers in the Netherlands developed a new way for governments to see how people are actually doing.
Industrialisation was key to long-term economic growth in the west and Asia. After years of going in the wrong direction, new research suggests that many African countries have seen a turnaround.
Agreements between the EU and its partner countries for fishing rights could be a great vehicle to push sustainability but more must be done before we can say they are doing that.
Urat village is one of Indonesia’s many potential for rural tourism. However, study finds that indigenous people still feels left out to develop their own tourism business in their own areas.
Hip food offerings can signal that a neighborhood is gentrifying – especially when they repackage traditional foods for wealthy white eaters.
The SNP administration has adopted a fashionable so-called ‘mission-oriented’ approach for its flagship economic development plan, but it looks a lot like mission impossible.
If South Africa focuses on getting more PhDs, universities will also increase other graduates in the pipeline.
Economic and political trends are driving a shift away from coal. What kind of assistance do coal workers and communities need?
Yerba mate is a wildly popular South American tea with a growing global market. Can this ‘superfood’ save Paraguay’s tropical forests, too?
Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer win the Nobel Prize for Economics ‘for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty’.
Sometimes birthdays are best let pass quietly. The Liberals are finding the 75th anniversary of their founding another unfortunate occasion for the blood sport they thought they’d put behind them.
There are studies showing that farmers can have economic benefits from palm oil. However, they can also be impoverished by the commodity.
As deforestation rates in Brazil rise, it’s worth asking whether the country can repeat the successes of the last decade. Current trends don’t bode well.
Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” decision to relocate the country’s capital is seen as an effort to shift economic activity and address infrastructure gaps outside of Java and Sumatra.
Populism is on the rise in countries where inequality has been fairly stable over time, as well as countries where inequality has grown.
Recent scandals involve economic development programs in New Jersey and Maryland highlight their many flaws, including a lack of oversight and their ineffectiveness.
In Narendra Modi, India has found a development messiah.