OPINION: Colonial funding models hamper the growth of African charities
Western funding agencies continue to adopt a monitor and control approach, determining what the African CSO must do from a distance.
OPINION: To achieve financial inclusion, we must tackle access to money
The financial industry must understand that poverty is not inevitable, and the poor are not a risky segment
OPINION: Why businesses should back Paralympians
As Malawi’s first Paralympian, I struggled to get funding from private businesses. It doesn’t have to be like this
'They left us behind': Expat exodus robs Afghans of income
The presence of the international community has been a key source of employment for Afghans over the last two decades
INSIGHT - How sustainable are sovereign wealth funds?
The world's biggest sovereign wealth funds are making only patchy progress in adapting investment plans to account for environmental, social and governance factors
Spanish engineers extract drinking water from thin air
The devices, which cool air until it condenses into water, are already delivering clean, safe water to communities in Namibia and a Lebanese refugee camp
Cambodia's cyclos bring meals on three wheels to virus-hit Phnom Penh
Crippled by the pandemic, struggling cyclo drivers are paid a small wage to deliver food, water and other essentials to Phnom Penh's most vulnerable people
OPINION: Will the 2020s be a roaring good time for ESG investments?
The 1920s saw millions of individuals buying stock for the first time, just as 2020 saw new investors drawn to ESG investing.
Higher food prices help fuel 40% jump in global hunger - UN agency
A record 270 million people are likely to face acute food shortages this year as prices rise by a third on average worldwide
School's out for good? Lebanese teachers flee as financial crisis builds
Teaching salaries starting at 1.5 million Lebanese pounds a month are now worth less than $90 at the street rate in a country where they used to be $1,000