Marital power – the husband’s ability to have his will prevail – has long lingered in South Africa. A recently published Women, Business and the Law brief details the pioneering efforts of South…

Nisha Arekapudi, Natália Mazoni Silva Martins |

Energy subsidies are proliferating as governments try to shield consumers from rising and volatile energy prices — but these come with significant risks.

Defne Gencer, Elcin Akcura |

Through the magnifying glass: Understanding the quality of ECE in South Africa

Kulula Manona, Janeli Kotze, Sara Mokgadi Maja, Likho Bottoman, Jesal Kika |

Meeting today’s needs matters, but we also need to be prepared for future health crises, and this is driving our efforts on the African continent.

Elena Sterlin |

The COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic has resulted in problems that affect people globally on various fronts, and the socio-economic disparities between the global north and Africa have been made…

Sindisa Mramba |

Like many, the COVID-19 pandemic has severely disrupted our personal lives. As economists, it has also challenged our ability to forecast economic variables.

Benedicte Baduel, Dumisani Ngwenya |

Today, on the occasion of the World Youth Skills Day , we are pleased to announce the winners of the Blog4Dev 2021 competition.

Hafez Ghanem, Ousmane Diagana |

In this time of crisis, we are often reminded of a famous quote, attributed to Churchill during World War II: “If you're going through hell, keep going.” While South Africa is not in the…

Wolfgang Fengler, Marie Francoise Marie-Nelly, Indermit Gill, Benedicte Baduel, P. Facundo Cuevas |

Trade can spur growth, job creation, and poverty reduction, and is thus necessary to sustain the post-pandemic recovery.

Mari Elka Pangestu |

As the world strives to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, the importance of trade will be more critical than ever to growth, job creation and poverty reduction.

Caroline Freund, Carolina Sánchez-Páramo |