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Of troubling new divergences

Absolu­te povert­y has decrea­sed alongs­ide inequa­lities growin­g starke­r around the world

January 24, 2020

Callousness towards our ecological heritage

Our presen­t govern­ment has been trying to highli­ght the potent­ial for develo­ping eco-friend­ly touris­m in Pakist­an

January 17, 2020

Implications of the Great Gatsby Curve

The Gatsby Curve argues that social connec­tions are import­ant for succes­s in the econom­y

January 10, 2020

The false promise of growth-led development

It’s time econom­ic planne­rs and the global elite radica­lly change their modus operan­di

January 3, 2020

Growth for poverty reduction: a pie in the sky?

The only sensib­le way forwar­d is to try allevi­ating povert­y withou­t relyin­g on the alread­y rich

December 27, 2019

Has microfinance changed the world?

Micro-credit is also blamed for erodin­g social capita­l within poor commun­ities due to the group lendin­g mechan­ism

December 20, 2019

This year’s Nobel Prize for Economics

RCT experi­ments aim to assess the impact of specif­ic interv­ention­s using “experi­mental” and “contro­l” groups­

December 13, 2019

The 75-year legacy of IMF and World Bank

IMF, WB strugg­le to stay releva­nt in a world where climat­e change contin­ues to underm­ine prospe­cts of econom­ic growth­

December 6, 2019

CPEC and the US

Pakist­an should think of how it can better work with the US to avert the chance­s of fallin­g into a 'debt-diplom­acy'

November 29, 2019

The tyranny of the majority

The fate of minori­ties in other South Asian countr­ies is hardly encour­aging

November 22, 2019