William Ruto is determined to reduce public debt by collecting more taxes to pay for what the country needs.
Look for significant progress in 2023 in two key areas, writes a veteran of international climate policy.
Zimbabwe, Turkey, Argentina, Pakistan and Nigeria all have presidential or general elections in 2023.
Two of the largest financial institutions are not doing enough to scale up funding for climate action.
Njuguna Ndung'u has the experience that suits Ruto’s bottom-up economics but lacks the political gravitas to appease voters.
The IMF sends its staff on two types of mission to member countries: to assess the state of the country’s macro economy or to assess the need for financial support.
Whoever wins the presidential election will inherit a host of challenges that have persistently tormented previous Somali leaders.
Sri Lanka was already experiencing a severe economic and financial crisis. Then Russia invaded Ukraine.
Ghana’s economy is in its most precarious state in decades.
Low-income countries that sought to spend more on health care during the pandemic have been hit with ratings downgrades, while others avoided borrowing entirely.
Global economic policy excludes low-income countries from the spending options that developed nations use to buffer their economies in times of crisis, and the pandemic has inflamed that inequality.
An analysis of 100 of the most powerful organizations in the world shows women are still struggling to penetrate the deepest corridors of power.
The continued entrapment of African countries in the global circuit of capital and its proclivity to large scale accumulation imperils the ability of many to cope with the pandemic.
As countries get ready to re-open their economies, will there be a post-pandemic recovery? History and current economic models suggest those looking for a quick rebound will be disappointed.
Taking Sudan off America’s list of terror is just one step in the country’s journey to economic recovery
University of Canberra Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Leigh Sullivan discusses the week in politics with Michelle Grattan.
On two fronts now Morrison, who likes to be in control, is at the mercy of events he can’t control: the drought, and the IMF’s downgrading of Australia’s growth outlook.
Abolishing the secretive World Bank Tribunal known as the ISDS won’t solve all of the problems of global economic governance. But it seems a very good place to start.
The IMF has increasingly turned its focus to growing inequality worldwide. Ironically, research shows that policy reforms it mandated exacerbated income inequalities.