Developing Countries

Housing Relocation in Developing Countries: Opportunity or Isolation?

Over the course of the last two decades, there has been a significant trend toward urbanization worldwide as the promise...

Uncovering the Demographics of the Poorest People in Developing Nations

Global poverty has been decreasing over the past two decades as a result of fast-paced economic growth. The number of...

The Impact of Financing on Labor Markets in Developing Countries

Most firms in today’s economy are dependent on financial services such as lending or insurance.  Developed countries are at the...

COP21 – Insights into Climate Negotiations from Halldór Thorgeirsson

Halldór Thorgeirsson, Director for Strategy at the UN Climate Change Secretariat, shares his insights into international political negotiations, the implications of the Paris climate agreement, and why it is so important to empower cities, private companies, and consumers in an effort to limit the effects of climate change.

Progress toward Digital Literacy and Inclusion in Emerging Markets

In this digital age, the ubiquity of mobile Internet creates tremendous opportunities for individuals and communities. Success in unlocking social and economic opportunities requires that global communities foster inclusion by supporting individuals from disadvantaged communities to overcome literacy barriers and participate in the creation of mobile content and services.

Talking Peruvian Development with Miguel Castilla, Peru’s Former Minister of Economy and Finance

Considering Peruvian aggregate figures, we can see high GDP growth rates and exports, as well as significant poverty reduction during...

Is the Child Labor Ban in India Causing Trouble?

India’s Child Labor Act of 1986 proves to have backfired on itself with increased child labor and diminished household welfare.

School Enrollment and a Mother’s Ability to Work: A Study of Developing Nations

A study of developing nations explores the relationship between water infrastructure, female employment, and school attendance for children.

Banking Africa’s Underbanked

Has growth in Africa’s financial sector been hindered by population density?

Something for a Rainy Day

Low-income countries that can afford to be thrifty fare better during financial crises.