Measuring the equivalent economic cost of 'lost life years' due to the pandemic allows us to map the true scale of the crisis.
A deforested piece of land in the Amazon rainforest near Porto Velho, in the state of Rondonia, in northern Brazil, on Aug. 23, 2019.
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Because Brazil's economic prosperity in the last two decades is increasingly linked to the Amazon's good health, restoring the country's economy is a critical first step toward ending deforestation.
Vendors in front of their shop in China Town, Ojota, Lagos.
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Nigeria and China should work more on the relationship between their citizens so that the two countries can continue to have good bilateral relations.
This year is a whole new ball game for pandemic politics. For a prime minister not accustomed to pressure, Scott Morrison is proving far less equipped.
Researchers have long been searching for a more comprehensive way to assess national progress than GDP.
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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.
A person sits on a tripod platform high above the street as protesters occupy an intersection during a demonstration to call for government action to on climate change in Vancouver in February 2021.
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As Canada emerges from the pandemic, creating jobs and achieving full employment are top priorities. Relegated to the back burner are balanced budgets and reducing debt.
New Zealand businesses need to plan for a post-COVID recovery in a global economy more complex, uncertain and ambiguous than before.
The coronavirus has imposed difficulties on vulnerable workers.
Ghana's early lockdown strategy impacted an already vulnerable working class.
U.S. taxpayers spend more than $2 billion annually in tax preparation fees.
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Dozens of prosperous countries save billions of dollars and hours annually by not requiring residents to fill out tax returns, so what is the United States waiting for?
The government should be explicit about what proportion of the population will need to be vaccinated to warrant border reopening. Australians could then measure progress towards that goal.
Democrats celebrate passing the first big legislation of the Biden presidency.
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Four articles from The Conversation US archive provide context and analysis on the historic legislation.
Texas’ announced it is ending its COVID-19 restrictions. Its vaccination rate is among the lowest in the U.S., and its case numbers are still high.
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The COVID-19 case spike in the summer of 2020 and earlier attempts to rely on personal responsibility, like wearing seat belts, showed that mandates make a difference.
Paragliding near Nkawkaw draws thousands of visitors every April.
Festivals in Ghana are evolving as tourist attractions.
Problems inside problems inside problems.
One year on from when lockdowns began in the west, specialists reflect on how these two fields have responded to the crisis.
Black-owned businesses have been shuttered at a higher rate during the pandemic.
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With fewer funds to fall back on, minority-owned enterprises have struggled in the recession. To make things worse, many are in sectors that have been badly hit by lockdowns.
The success of Brazil’s vaccine program will have a ripple effect on countries to which it exports commodities such as steel.
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The world's most advanced economies will incur half the total costs associated with a failure to vaccinate poorer nations, which could exceed $4 trillion if only half their citizens are inoculated.
GameStop logo is seen at one of their stores in Athens, Ohio.
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It's up to the courts to draw a line between free speech and illegal market manipulation. And the Supreme Court has never ruled on this specific question.
The lower global oil price hit Nigeria's economic mainstay. The country has seen job losses, a slowdown in production and health challenges to the workforce.
New Zealand scores well against other countries — especially over its handling of the pandemic — but there are still areas that need improving.
Fortunately, it doesn’t stand for U-turn.
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A momentary peak may succumb to a slow recovery