Global Envision: exploring market-driven solutions to poverty
The UN head of food and agriculture, Jacques Diouf, is urging oil-producing countries to reinvest oil revenues into local agricultural programs out of concern for rising food prices.
Even as the global market looks increasingly unsteady, China's economy continues to boom. It has already become apparent that this rapid growth is contributing to increasing income inequality.
China today is making up for its technological deficits by undergoing an industrial revolution the size of which has never been seen. While it is one of the world’s fastest growing economies, there is still an important human perspective to what is taking place.
Rising rice prices have created new problems for those countries, mostly in Asia, which depend on a large, inexpensive supply of the food, according to the Financial Times.
The potato has been making headlines recently, and the gist of all the stories is that we are not to be taking this celebrated spud for granted.
Although Cuba's new leader says he will continue to run the country under a socialist framework, economic changes may soon be underway.
According to The Economist:
You would think that female access to education within one country would be roughly the same. Not so for Afghani girls trying to get ahead.
If salaries are increasing, do people really care about democracy? Today's Economist takes an in depth look at what Putin has really done for the Russian economy.
The BBC takes a look at the contrast between India's high rate of economic growth and the widespread poverty that continues to plague the country.
The UN is preparing plans to ration its food aid to people in need if new donations don't provide more money soon, according to an article in the Financial Times this week.
Like all policy choices, the decision of many developed nations to pursue greater conversion to ethanol and biodiesel has consequences. But who will pay the costs associated with the shift from oil to biofuels?
South Sudan is so far away and so deep in the shadow of the crisis in Darfur that few would give the region a second thought.
As a result of a huge surplus of petrodollars in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), "a secretive, government-controlled investment fund is helping to shift the balance of power in t
Typically, the discovery of “black gold” in African countries has led to conflict over land and overwhelms governments with more revenue than can be effectively managed.
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