Will the gap ever close between Alexandra township in the foreground and upmarket Sandton?
South Africa must benchmark its education policies against high-income countries, if it wants to become one, and not measure its performance against its peers.
There are a few things South Africa needs to do to close the gap between what the education system produces and what the job market needs.
While no test is perfect but the Programme for International Student Assessment rankings are pretty useful for understanding the skills young people are being equipped with.
The skills children learn at school have dramatic implications for their own future and the nation's productivity, living standards and income inequality.
Quality higher education is more than just securing a job.
Higher education needs to do more than produce graduates who can get a job. It should also give students opportunities and a voice when it comes to participating in the economy and broader society.
South Africa’s child support grant helps fight poverty among children up to the age of 18.
The child support grant, as a policy instrument, cannot work alone in ensuring that young people thrive and succeed.
Families and the state are equally responsible for contributing towards human capital.
Human capital is a key contributor to a country's economy. Here's how families and the state can nurture this asset.
Kenya needs more skilled local workers who can be employed in the oil sector.
A major constraint that prevents Kenyans from benefiting from the oil sector includes the lack of specialised training or technical skills
Hundreds of activists protest against corruption in Nairobi, Kenya.
As news of mega corruption scandals continue to dominate headlines in Kenya, the economy has taken a major hit.
U.S. President Donald Trump points to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as he welcomes him to the White House in Washington, D.C. in October 2017.
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Canada's experience shows that selecting immigrants based on economic merit is not a silver bullet; finding the "right" immigrants is the only the first step.
Most of the world’s poorest people now reside in middle-income as opposed to low-income countries.
Recent studies show that development aid to poor countries contributes in the long term to their economic growth. But the aid architecture has adapted slowly to a new reality.
A tree house used to observe the Tungurahua volcano in Ecuador which has made a point of developing ecotourism to boost economic growth.
The world must embrace an economy where people and the planet are what matters the most.