How Poor is Poor?

September 21, 2013

"Anyone who has ever struggled with poverty knows how extremely expensive it is to be poor" (James A. Baldwin). Poverty and hunger remain a global challenge. However, fewer people live in extreme poverty in the 21st century compared to previous generations. According to the World Bank,...

The Importance of Technology in Economic and Social Development

May 11, 2013

Mobile technology offers extensive help on various forms of social and economic development.  Technological innovation and Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) represent a way for developing world nations to foster economic development, improve levels of education and training, as...

The African Continent: Key Drivers of Change

May 07, 2013

After a decade of disappointing progress on development, many people attributed Africa’s poor performance to persistent governance failures. Today, the picture is changing dramatically. Africa is the second most populous continent after Asia. Its current population of nearly 1 billion people...