Richard Thaler was involved in several of the experimental studies that pointed to the pervasive presence of behavioural biases, which eventually forced the discipline to change how it models economic agents.
Regardless of the Supreme Court’s final verdict, the false dichotomy between privacy and welfare must be expunged.
The impact of climate change is exacerbated by conflict and poverty, resulting in the widening income inequality between women and men.
At a time when social media is a conduit of lies and rumours, youngsters in Assam are using it to prevent child marriages in the district of Darrang.
The new government’s main goal will be to decrease poverty in the country and progress towards integration into the EU.
Orlando Milesi interviews Julio Berdegué, FAO’s regional representative.
In the Middle East and North Africa, conflict and insecurity remain the key barriers to progress, with most of the countries across the region requiring humanitarian and food assistance.
Development agencies should consider nature and culture when creating strategies to alleviate global poverty.
Machines by Rahul Jain reveals how some industries turn bodies into commodities.
Some 4.7 million people in northeast Nigeria depend on food aid, which is sometimes blocked by militant attacks, held up by a lack of funding or stolen.
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A new study shows that conditional cash transfers have helped Ecuador’s poorest households climb out of poverty.
In conversation with Anirudh Krishna, whose research has focused on poor communities and individuals in developing countries.
In Somalia, extreme poverty and despair forces families to marry off their daughters for money so that the rest of the family can survive.
M.K. Venu, founding editor of The Wire, and Abhijit Banerjee, economist, professor and co-founder of Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) talk about poverty and economic development in India.
The prime minister could use the president’s suggestion that the poor need immediate relief after demonetisation, unveil radical measures in the upcoming budget and leave the Opposition speechless.
The prime minister’s appeal to ignore temporary hardship in lieu of a better post-demonetisation tomorrow has resonated with the public, but it remains to be seen how long this support will last.
The Brexit verdict has less to do with leaving the EU and is more a condemnation of the excesses of capitalist democracies.
A ‘data revolution’ is needed in terms of making disaggregated data available if India is to achieve – or get anywhere near – the ambitious sustainable development goals related to health and nutrition.
Development Initiatives released the data on May 19 in the run-up to the first World Humanitarian Summit in Turkey next week.
The former prime minister of New Zealand has said the rights of indigenous and forest communities, and of women to land and natural resources must be secured.
The fight to make the right to contest elections a fundamental right is on, but in the meanwhile, hundreds of thousands of poor, Dalit and Adivasi people, religious minorities and women in two states are waiting in limbo.
At a single stroke, the rape and murder of a Dalit law student has fully exposed the dimensions of social exclusion in contemporary Kerala.
One in five children in Myanmar aged 10-17 go to work instead of school, according to a new study.
The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute estimates that 10% of the world’s military expenditure in 2015 could cover the costs of global goals aimed at ending poverty and hunger in 15 years.
If NREGA is to have a strong impact, it must be extended to more needy villages on a larger scale, and prompt payment of wages must be ensured to help alleviate some of the issues faced by residents.
He has been known for emphasising the importance of democratic practices in formulating public policy, especially focusing on the social sector.
Right wing economists may want the government to reduce spending on food security, but they are wrong
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