Ramaphosa's stimulus package is more interesting for what it says about the politics of economic decision making than for its likely impact on the economy.
New research shows that midwifery care is not just for the wealthy -- it has health and cost benefits for vulnerable women and provincial governments must act to increase their access.
Governments in Canada are routinely enacting public policies that primarily benefit economic elites, raising questions about government legitimacy and competency. Who's looking out for us?
Poorer families don't have the resources to achieve the same as better off families – yet they're being blamed for their situation.
Social mobility is linked to geography in the UK – and local leaders should be tasked with boosting it.
In just a few years, Burkina Faso has become the fourth largest gold exporter in Africa. But with 43% of the population still below the poverty line, what are the local benefits?
Bill Shorten says Labor's plan to make super contributions on behalf of women on paid parental leave would have a "big impact". We find its impact would be be minuscule.
Many millions are in need of short-term credit to supplement poor and exploitative pay.
Around 1 in 8 Americans was poor in 2017. That doesn't compare well to other developed nations.
Increasing police patrols won't solve South Africa's high rates of violent crime. Underlying problems need to be addressed.
The collapse of the oil price in 2014 highlighted the need for Nigeria to dilute its exposure on the commodity.
South Africans debating the zero rating of certain products for VAT purposes must realise it isn't a panacea for poor people and should be accompanied by other policies.
Framing xenophobic violence as a question of immigrant victimisation invites divisions between neighbours.
Far too many people in Britain rely on high-cost short-term credit from alternative lenders.
Despite a relatively slow start, South Africa can speed up its implementation of the SDGs.
Without contextual knowledge, education and adaptation, foreign or imposed practices or resources cause new sets of problems.
It's becoming increasingly difficult to take South Africa's ruling party seriously when it talks about economic reform.
Ontario's basic income project was deeply flawed and cursed by a lack of quality data. It needs a major overhaul.
Glues, paints, spray deodorants and fuels are all abused for their psychoactive effects.
Economists, politicians and the media watch GDP closely. But it isn't the best way to measure the health of the US economy.