Increasing the quality of a traditional wine sourced from plantain in Nigeria offers a viable way of reducing waste and boosting food security.
Cities are where solutions are found – but also where perils are amplified when we fail to act.
Canada is counting on immigrants to drive economic growth. Smaller urban communities can help take pressure off Canada’s most heavily populated regions by attracting and retaining newcomers.
Governments coming to power riding a wave of youth protests can employ authoritarian tactics to silence dissent from the same movements.
Skills training in Zimbabwe excludes students from poor backgrounds. The informal sector should be used as a training ground for them.
High unemployment rates are among South Africa’s biggest challenges. Three of the president’s advisors talk through what is needed to change the status quo.
The Ajaokuta steel plant stands unused after 40 years of construction and US$8 billion in investment.
With employers struggling to hire enough workers, reliance on automation is becoming more of a necessity than just a source of competitive advantage.
In South Africa, the work of ensuring plastic bottles are recycled lies with consumers and volunteers instead of the large industry polluters.
The important developmental role that intermediate city municipalities can play in creating employment and stimulating growth suggests they should be prioritised.
South Africa’s youth unemployment tax incentive is effectively a subsidy to the profits of companies.
Ghana is losing out the booming global cashew industry in terms
of job and revenue generations.
Racial and gender disparities in access to work are entrenched features of the South African labour market.
To rebuild lost credibility, the South African government can start by listening to social partners and the business sector and implementing less financially costly policies
Three pandemic-related unemployment benefit programs expire on Labor Day, putting millions of mostly low-income families in financial jeopardy.
If the best people management practices of the formal economy were to be deployed in the informal economy, new avenues of stimulating economic and life empowerment may be opened.
As Canada emerges from the pandemic, creating jobs and achieving full employment are top priorities. Relegated to the back burner are balanced budgets and reducing debt.
The pandemic has hit young people very hard. The long-term costs of having them neither studying nor working more than justify investment in a national program to help them enter the workforce.
As state and local governments lure businesses to their shores with financial incentives, a recent study finds that two forms of stimulus spur growth more than others.
Increased capital investment and productivity need not result in job losses. Government can use industrial policy to link investment incentives to job preservation and even job creation.