#Economic Development

  • Article: West African Leaders Have Pledged $25 Million to the Region’s COVID-19 Response

    West African Leaders Have Pledged $25 Million to the Region’s COVID-19 Response

    By Lerato Mogoatlhe|June 27, 2020

    The funds will support education, health care, and access to sanitation, among other initiatives. Read more

  • Article: Everything You Need to Know About the COVID-19 Nigeria Solidarity Support Fund
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    Everything You Need to Know About the COVID-19 Nigeria Solidarity Support Fund

    By Lerato Mogoatlhe|May 14, 2020

    The fund is looking to raise $50 million for the country’s coronavirus relief efforts. Read more

  • Article: Most Brits Want to Prioritise Well-Being Over Economic Growth Amid COVID-19 Crisis: Poll

    Most Brits Want to Prioritise Well-Being Over Economic Growth Amid COVID-19 Crisis: Poll

    By Helen Lock|May 11, 2020

    Campaigners said the results of the poll show that politicians shouldn’t focus on GDP alone. Read more

  • Article: What Is the Connection Between Education and Poverty?

    What Is the Connection Between Education and Poverty?

    By Leah Rodriguez|Feb. 7, 2020

    Millions of children globally cannot attend school because they live on less than $1.90 a day. Read more

  • Article: Men Sweeping? Women Inheriting? How Rural Kenyans Are Shaking Up Traditional Gender Roles

    Men Sweeping? Women Inheriting? How Rural Kenyans Are Shaking Up Traditional Gender Roles

    From Thomson Reuters Foundation|Nov. 1, 2019

    It's part of an effort to loosen gender restrictions that hold back economic and social progress. Read more

  • Article: Backing Female Entrepreneurs Can Add Trillions to the Global Economy

    Backing Female Entrepreneurs Can Add Trillions to the Global Economy

    From Thomson Reuters Foundation|July 31, 2019

    In 40% of the countries analyzed including Switzerland and South Africa, gender gap has widened. Read more

  • Article: Education Is the Key to Unlocking Young South Africans’ Potential
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    Education Is the Key to Unlocking Young South Africans’ Potential

    By Lerato Mogoatlhe|The World Bank Group|July 18, 2019

    This 18-year-old Joburger is young, ambitious, and hustling for limited educational opportunities. Read more

  • Article: Women Have Only 75% of the Economic Rights of Men: World Bank

    Women Have Only 75% of the Economic Rights of Men: World Bank

    From Thomson Reuters Foundation|March 1, 2019

    Researchers examined whether women had equal rights under the law in 187 countries. Read more