Nobel Prize Laureates in Economic Sciences Michael Kremer, Esther Duflo and Abhijit Banerjee.
Randomised trials in development have attracted criticiism over ethical issues and questions about being effective for policy.
Workers in an assembly line.
A large free trade area could hinder the development of manufacturing, which countries need for economic growth.
A serval captured on a camera trap at an industrial site in South Africa.
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.
Hugh Masekela performing in 2015.
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The protest song "Stimela" remains as much a song about present and future aspirations, as it is of the past.
Widnes, England, during the late 19th century.
Researchers have found a way to measure the impact of air pollution during 19th-century England on the public's health.
A woman walks through a market in Luanda, Angola. People who live in Africa’s cities rely heavily on the informal sector.
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.
Interactive map of global carbon emissions from 1750 to 2010.
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.
Growth accelerations in African countries have been short-lived. That might be about to change.
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.
2016 was a year of mixed fortunes in the development course of Africa.
The 'Africa Rising' narrative was disturbed in 2016 by a combination of factors. But the continent is still on firm economic development footing.
Many developing countries are highly urbanised but lack large industrial sectors.
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 success in building its food processing sector depends on tapping into procurement strategies of retail chains such as Shoprite.
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.