The proposal to redevelop Jamestown would not only occupy a prime site with historical significance, it would displace a large community along with their heritage, skills and traditions.
As the rich get richer in India, many voters seem willing to overlook their everyday struggles, hoping that the trickle-down effect of a "business friendly" government will help the overall economy.
A new study examined how growing numbers of single women in one of the world's most expensive cities are contributing to its gentrification.
Rwanda is a paradox -- a 'development miracle' and an authoritarian state.
Some of the best players in the world come from this small Caribbean nation, where an entire system of training young talent has blossomed. But few actually make it to the big leagues.
Scholars such as Alfred Sauvy, Jean-Pierre Olivier de Sardan and Frantz Fanon wrote in French, but their work greatly contributed to our understanding of democracy and social change in all contexts.
The power dynamics in the World Bank have changed dramatically.
The World Bank needs to change as part of rethinking the current world order, and giving rising powers and developing countries a meaningful voice.
There is a plethora of highly troubling issues facing the global economy that are caused, in part, by globalisation.
Climate change is a serious threat now for poor people in developing countries, but the COP24 conference in Poland offered them little hope of near-term emissions cuts or economic aid.
Sovereign access to the Pacific would bring Bolivia significant economic benefits.
The United Nations Declaration on sustainable development stresses "leaving no-one behind," but what about the factors that cause many to be behind in the first place?
In the fight against cholera, new research in the DRC suggests that the rehabilitation of water networks would be more sustainable than other interventions whose effectiveness is debatable.
Americans are spending almost three and a half hours on their phones and tablets every day, twice the amount just five years ago. A behavioral scientist offers a few tips on how to take control.
Children in countries like South Korea and Russia are more obedient, while American kids tend to be more self-indulgent.
African countries are sure to face more flooding in the future, they need to adapt or risk loosing the progress that's already been made
When the Aral Sea dried up, it was called the "world's worst environmental disaster". We're witnessing its equivalent in Africa.
The long shadows of Cambodia’s edifices of wealth and progress conceal a deeper darkness.
Standing 240m tall, the Statue of Unity celebrates India's development. But jarringly, it towers over a divisive and environmentally damaging dam project.
The rental housing market in Nairobi’s informal settlements offers its tenant households a perverse market outcome of higher prices for lower quality products