The winners of the Nobel Prize in Economics experiment on the poor, but their research doesn't solve poverty.
The transcript of a conversation with Senegalese development economist, Ndongo Samba Sylla, about monetary policy and its colonial legacy.
Technological change is not simply a neutral and inevitable process—it is shaped and driven by existing social relations.
The Tanzania government's brand of heavy-handed state intervention risks fueling skepticism about the role of the state in development.
The authors of an upcoming edited book to revisit Samr Amir's legacy in economics, write about what they wanted to achieve.
For one, take economic management out of the control of neoliberal technocrats.
Challenging the celebratory success narrative that masks the disruptive social impact of neoliberal transformation under General Museveni.
The consequences for land grabbing on the African continent could be devastating for the development goals of nations in the long term.
What economic gains are in the peace deal between longstanding foes?
African demographic growth is expected to continue unabated over the next century. How should poverty reduction be addressed on the continent?
For France's former colonies in Africa to enjoy true independence, they need to control over their own money and budgets.
Is there a future for industrialization on the African continent?
Despite what Dangote wants us to believes about the magical power of entrepreneurship, his business savvy alone is not why he made it.
Through poor judgement, poor oversight, and negligence the IFC, the private investment arm of the World Bank, too often appears to be doing more harm than good.
This is the first opportunity for Gambians since independence in 1965 to have a broad-ranging public conversation on its future.
In Mid-May, world leaders gathered at the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing
A story is told that a few years after independence in 1964, Kenneth Kaunda, Zambia’s first
Over the last few weeks it has come to light that South Africa’s Social Security Agency
In February 2008 in Dakar, Senegal, a pregnant fish trader, who remains unnamed, was fatally hit
Development economics as a field of study was formally launched in the 1950s by the Afro-Caribbean