Skills training in Zimbabwe excludes students from poor backgrounds. The informal sector should be used as a training ground for them.
Energy-saving ‘hacks’ risk implying that households are to blame for rising prices by not doing enough to cut their energy use.
Indonesia has more than doubled its government-funded energy subsidies this year, to Rp 349.9 trillion (US$23.56 billion). But how else could that money be spent to help people who need it most?
Bola Tinubu will be saddled with a near comatose economy. Here are four priorities that would make the difference.
A tax credit expansion played a big role in child poverty reduction. But the government’s failure to reach all eligible Americans meant many families never got that temporary benefit.
Subsidies to shield the general population from oil price increases do not automatically reduce poverty and inequality.
Children from poorer backgrounds do worse at every stage of the education system.
One 11-year old girl told us she knows once rent is paid, there is almost nothing left over. So she never takes school excursion notes home, in case the cost is too much.
Angola’s 2022 election is the first in which citizens born after the war are old enough to vote.
Are studies right that expanded access to off-grid solar products has driven economic development in Africa?
The country urgently needs more people who are committed to living decently to undo the systemic humiliation caused by political and economic institutions.
The country is still a very different political space. It’s a noisy democracy with a free media, lots of dissenting voices, and insulting the government doesn’t carry any overt sanction.
Vote buying compromises the quality of public leadership in Nigeria.
Soaring inflation in the US has been driven in part by large increases in the price of groceries – a burden that falls disproportionately on lower-income families.
As authorities desperately seek aid, the Sri Lankan crisis continues.
Higher Social Security benefits can significantly reduce the odds of an older person’s being food insecure.
The latest findings add to the understanding of how social disadvantage such as poverty and low-quality, unsafe housing can affect early child development.
In families that are facing economic insecurity, fathers are more likely to experience depressive symptoms that can lead to conflict.
Our new research suggests that while a break up, on average, reduces men’s disposable household income by 5%, on average women’s household income decreases by almost 30%.
Poverty impacts your mental health as much as your daily life and your physical wellbeing.