Universities expand economies, support democracy and promote sustainability.
Whether the pandemic’s effect on inequality will be felt for many years to come will depend on the response.
Coronavirus has shown how damaging ill-health can be for the economy, and poor diet is the world's leading cause of ill-health.
Other existential risks include the decline of natural resources (particularly water), human population growth beyond the Earth’s carrying capacity, and nuclear weapons.
A new push to focus development efforts on big infrastructure projects could have unitended consequences.
Opening borders is the easiest way to tackle global poverty and it would make already wealthy countries richer, too.
We check the facts on how Australia's foreign aid spend has changed over time.
Options are open for how to spend £1.4 billion of British aid channelled through EU.
Nearly 5m tonnes of coal will soon be shipped through the Sundarbans each year.
Britain uses its aid for soft power. How will that change after it leaves the EU?
The ranks of a 'new urban poor' in Europe are swelling.