Development projects in cities across the nation are trying to drive out low-income residents, but local activists are taking control with community-based solutions that are beneficial to everyone.
Diamond-rich Botswana avoided the dreaded resource curse and established a prosperous, stable democracy. But political turmoil has begun to roil the traditionally placid society.
China portrays Africa as a partner in common prosperity, rather than a “doomed continent” requiring aid.
As Mexico becomes the G-20 chair for 2012, its embrace of a neoliberal agenda of deregulation and privatization show a poor track record on all the group’s goals.
Jim Kim represents a different kind of economics that could shake up the World Bank.
Even today, Sachs’s approach to development remains top-down and formulaic.
This call for true internationalism challenges the Occupy movement to engage the Global South.
When it comes to attitudes toward gays and lesbians in Africa, donor countries need to conjure up all their skill to walk the tightrope between mindfulness and meddling.
China is emerging as the leading economic force in Burma, and the Burmese are starting to get uncomfortable.
By clinging to a paternalistic attitude and an antiquated Washington Consensus, the United States has opened up space for a broad Chinese role in Africa.
Celebrities are going global in their activism. But are they doing the right thing?
Instead of giving two cheers to sweatshops, we should alter the policies that cause poverty in the first place
President Obama’s speech in El Paso on May 10 put the immigration debate back on the table. In reaffirming his commitment to comprehensive immigration reform, he attempted to reframe a debate that has been dominated by a focus on security.
Government efforts to finance job creation and other public goods can clash with subsidies restrictions in trade agreements.
The economist talks about gender and development.