There are at least five errors that marred the currency redesign policy of the Central Bank of Nigeria, most of which could have been avoided.
Tunisia is behaving like many other countries confronted by social, political and economic challenges - it’s blaming migrants as a ploy to divert attention.
There’s a case to be made for combining cash grants and job-search assistance services.
Social grants are the largest source of support for many vulnerable groups. They are the government’s primary response to poverty, food insecurity and inequality.
South Africans are actively challenging the criminalisation of the state. Many of the revelations about fraud, corruption and nepotism come from principled whistle-blowers within the state.
The Conversation’s 29-member panel expects very weak economic growth and recessions in much of the rest of the world, but there’s good news down the track for Australians’ buying power.
South Africa’s world-leading wage inequality has as much to do with what bosses are doing as it does with how educated or experienced workers are.
For a country that aspires to reduce bureaucracy and liberalise its financial sector, currency redesign and cash withdrawal limits can only be counter-intuitive.
In its present form, the new Higher Education Bill lacks a governance framework that addresses the complaints of fee-paying students.
As the year ends, how has New Zealand fared on global and domestic measurements, from social and economic freedoms to tackling poverty and homelessness?
From the economic perspective, the year 2022 will be remembered, by many Nigerians, as a time of dashed hopes and disappointments.
Although many say the economic outlook for next year appears bleak, there is room for optimism.
South Africans would rather see efforts go into tackling other challenges – but climate change will intensify those challenges.
Education can’t make up for inadequacies in other policies that continue to cause mass unemployment.
A new pan-European research project shows that it’s correct in some areas but completely wrong in others.
Some commentary suggests a causal relationship between hiking interest rates and unemployment increasing. It’s not quite that simple, but the days of record high employment are probably numbered.
The new coalition government must act quickly to address the kingdom’s massive socio-economic problems, and restore faith in democracy.
Sometimes the street trader, roadside mechanic or food vendor is the best person to teach students about entrepreneurship.
Regulating the sex work industry is the only way to protect sex workers from abuse and violence.
Unable to change the country’s vulnerability to shifts in the global and regional economy, the new prime minister Matekane has few economic levers to pull.