Archive for Economics, Finance and Aid

  • June 2, 2018

    A population...

        If Nigeria’s poor keep having many babies, the country is unlikely to ever beat poverty. Nigeria boasts the largest economy in Africa and the 27th largest globally, yet ranks as low as 139th on GDP per capita and has half of its population living in poverty. The impressive...

  • May 30, 2018

    Freedom from...

      On his famous 1941 speech that went down in history as the Four Freedom speech, the then President of the United States of America Franklin Delano Roosevelt declared that the world to come should have been built upon four fundamental freedoms, among which he included Freedom from want.  ...

  • May 30, 2018

    Who is...

    Who is poor? How can policymakers identify households that are poor? This pair of questions, intersecting yet separate, have plagued academics, policymakers and civil society members around the world.

  • May 30, 2018

    Homelessness: what...

    Homelessness is a serious aspect of extreme poverty, which economists have investigated scarsely.

  • May 30, 2018

    Social policies,...

          Since about 2014, and especially since 2016, Brazil has been experiencing an intense social, economic and political crisis. At the beginning of 2018, there were nearly 14 million unemployed individuals, or nearly double the number of four years earlier, whilst the share of informal employees and self-employed...

  • May 21, 2018

    Data needs...

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  • October 12, 2017

    Financing Wind...

    Sub-Saharan Africa is undoubtedly the most important frontier for climate change mitigation and adaptation. More than 620 million people, two-thirds of the population, lack access to electricity. Electrifying sub-Saharan Africa using existing energy mix jeopardizes the goal of limiting warming below two degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels reiterated in the Paris...

  • October 12, 2017

    China’s role...

    South Sudan became independent on 9th July 2011, after decades of civil war against the North. The world’s youngest nation almost represents a perfect textbook example of a small isolated economy.

  • October 12, 2017

    African motivation...

    Relations between China and Africa have experienced significant momentum in economic development over the last decade. Although China’s interaction with African countries covers a wide range of arenas, from political and economic to military-related, much of China’s engagement with Africa is centred on economic activities through a mix of increased...

  • October 12, 2017

    Comparing development...

    The increasing engagement of emerging donors in development assistance programmes in Africa is considered to be one of the most important events in the global aid regime.

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