Structural transformation across the Nigerian economy remains very limited.
Industrialisation was key to long-term economic growth in the west and Asia. After years of going in the wrong direction, new research suggests that many African countries have seen a turnaround.
Randomised trials in development have attracted criticiism over ethical issues and questions about being effective for policy.
A large free trade area could hinder the development of manufacturing, which countries need for economic growth.
A high number of carnivores have been discovered at a huge industrial site in Mpumalanga, South Africa.
There is a plethora of highly troubling issues facing the global economy that are caused, in part, by globalisation.
South Africa needs to harness its service sector into an innovative and export orientated way to push back poverty, unemployment and inequality.
The protest song “Stimela” remains as much a song about present and future aspirations, as it is of the past.
Researchers have found a way to measure the impact of air pollution during 19th-century England on the public’s health.
Most African cities are expensive, informal and non-industrial. This has produced unique socioeconomic and environmental risks that must be carefully considered in policy development.
An interactive map of global carbon-dioxide emissions, from 1750 to 2010, provides a better understanding of the roles of different countries in the ongoing climate crisis.
The risk following recently ended economic booms in Africa is that, due to insufficient planning and excessive optimism, the windfalls were wasted. But there are signs that Africa may be changing.
The ‘Africa Rising’ narrative was disturbed in 2016 by a combination of factors. But the continent is still on firm economic development footing.
Developing countries, specifically in sub-Saharan Africa, are urbanising without industrialising, a trajectory that leaves them with relatively higher poverty rates and share of slums.
Zambia’s drive to build its industrial capabilities has made steady progress. But it runs up against the history of economies that are dominated by mineral resources and landlocked countries.