A waiver on some intellectual property rules at the WTO for COVID-19 vaccines would ensure more equitable access, but wouldn't solve all the problems facing developing countries.
Developing countries face greater risks raising money to deal with the pandemic. Zambia is now on the verge of being the first 'COVID default' and other developing countries could follow suit.
The TRIPS waiver makes COVID-19 treatments more accessible globally by enabling manufacture and distribution of COVID-19 drugs and medical supplies that would normally be protected by patents.
With half the global workforce facing job loss, massive stimulus packages are needed to revive emerging economies and reduce mass unemployment, poverty and starvation.
The findings suggest that farmers will benefit from more accurate crop yield monitoring.
Reducing air travel may have a positive effect on climate change but it will inevitably damage developing countries that rely on tourism for their chances of prosperity.
While the US is a nation of immigrants, China is not. That's a huge competitive advantage when doing business in emerging markets.
Plenty of Western officials and media outlets have criticized Libra – but it's not meant for them.
There's a lack of locally relevant knowledge to prevent and control non-communicable diseases in African countries.
Climate justice policies could potentially double as tools of colonialism that harm people outside the US.
The global cancer burden especially in developing countries is exacerbated by the high cost of treatment.
If women don't have access to quality emergency surgery, they can develop dibilitating complications such as fistula.
Donor-driven e-government projects in developing countries often attempt to transplant what was successful elsewhere. But success requires buy-in from locals – both governments and citizens alike.
Farmer-led development work can improve people's lives, provide access to food and water - and re-connect them to nature.
Health investments raise worker productivity, but firms may not observe changes in worker effort. Technology that measures physical activity demonstrates these potential gains.
According to the UN, world hunger is rising for the first time in 15 years. The answer is not only growing more food, but also buffering small-scale farmers against climate change and armed conflicts.
According to a new UN report, more than two billion people around the world do not have access to clean, safe water in their homes. Most of the work of getting water falls to women and girls.
Infection of wounds for surgery patients is on the rise in developing countries. A shorter dose of antibiotics is appropriate.
New research shows that importing goods from low-wage countries has helped US manufacturers shift production to less-polluting industries, produce less waste and spend less on pollution control.
New research finds higher property prices are associated with higher household income and spending inequality.