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.
Through its Belt and Road Initiative, China has become the world’s largest country-to-country lender. A new study shows that more than half of its loans threaten sensitive lands or Indigenous people.
When forester Benton MacKaye proposed building an Appalachian Trail 100 years ago, he was really thinking about preserving a larger region as a haven from industrial life.
In his new book, Nigeria Democracy Without Development: How To Fix It, international political economist Omano Edigheji explains why democracy has not led to development in Nigeria.
Most Americans support clean energy in principle, but what will they do when wind turbines or high-voltage transmission lines come to town?
New South Wales recently announced it would trial different start and finish times for various year levels in primary schools. There are many benefits to this approach.
The decision to create new administrative units is grounded in split opinions
Broader local engagement and inclusion of multiple voices could improve development projects
The current neighbourhood planning scheme can increase housebuilding and give local people a say – so why is the government ignoring it?
It is crucial to improve research training in Africa. This can help solve complex issues on the continent.
Some big names are lining up to attack the government over a broken manifesto pledge.
The development strategy based on foreign investment in natural resources projects has not delivered economic growth or security. What’s needed is an inclusive vision based on local realities.
Early in the pandemic, countries had to address several questions as the virus spread and lockdowns became inevitable.
Shakuntala Haraksingh Thilsted, a native of Trinidad and Tobago, is the winner of the 2021 World Food Prize for her work identifying small fish as valuable nutrition sources for developing countries.
Providing foreign aid is not always straightforward. But here are some practical ways Australia might be able to help India.
Working waterfronts are a key link between consumers and seafood, but are increasingly threatened by developers. Policies need to ensure that waterfronts remain accessible to seafood harvesters.
Religion has often been a key motivation for philanthropy and economic fairness. Africans in the diaspora champion this.
After the pandemic, South Asian governments must spend money on making public services work, rather than relying on GDP growth to pull people out of poverty.
Wildfires aren’t always wild. Many of the most expensive and damaging fires happen in suburban areas, and nearly all blazes in these zones are started by humans.
Conventional thinking on drugs, conflict and development isn’t working – here’s why.