Nigeria’s debt profile is disturbing but shouldn’t hinder Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s ability to tackle unemployment and poverty.
Studies from multiple countries have found that long COVID is linked to an increased likelihood of not working. Here’s what’s happened in the UK.
Workplace absences, along with sales lost due to the cessation of brick-and-mortar retail shopping, airline travel and public gatherings, contributed the most.
People who are out of work for reasons such as long-term ill-health are often not well served by national employment support.
Tuesday’s budget will forecast a growth in real wages of three quarters of a percentage point over the year to June 2024. This is an upgrade of half of a percentage point since the October budget
As much as 31% of grant beneficiaries engage in informal work to ‘grow’ their income.
A threshold has been crossed, with a pessimistic outlook becoming more dominant than an optimistic one.
The Fed’s campaign of rate hikes is showing more signs of having the intended effect of slowing the economy – but that may be bad news for those who lose their jobs or have a harder time finding one.
Making the green energy transition a success requires governments to pay attention to environmental factors and socioeconomic imperatives.
There are at least five errors that marred the currency redesign policy of the Central Bank of Nigeria, most of which could have been avoided.
Tunisia is behaving like many other countries confronted by social, political and economic challenges - it’s blaming migrants as a ploy to divert attention.
There’s a case to be made for combining cash grants and job-search assistance services.
Social grants are the largest source of support for many vulnerable groups. They are the government’s primary response to poverty, food insecurity and inequality.
South Africans are actively challenging the criminalisation of the state. Many of the revelations about fraud, corruption and nepotism come from principled whistle-blowers within the state.
The Conversation’s 29-member panel expects very weak economic growth and recessions in much of the rest of the world, but there’s good news down the track for Australians’ buying power.
South Africa’s world-leading wage inequality has as much to do with what bosses are doing as it does with how educated or experienced workers are.
For a country that aspires to reduce bureaucracy and liberalise its financial sector, currency redesign and cash withdrawal limits can only be counter-intuitive.
In its present form, the new Higher Education Bill lacks a governance framework that addresses the complaints of fee-paying students.
As the year ends, how has New Zealand fared on global and domestic measurements, from social and economic freedoms to tackling poverty and homelessness?
From the economic perspective, the year 2022 will be remembered, by many Nigerians, as a time of dashed hopes and disappointments.