Trash can

Lagos’s garbage entrepreneurs are cleaning up. Adeyemi Adelekan explains. While growing up in a small suburban community in Lagos state, I was accustomed to hearing people with carts and sacks

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Hidden in plain sight

Alan Freeman interprets the art of deft manipulation of fact used in painting an unrealistically assuring, yet remarkably convincing picture of international inequality. In his 1997 book, The Demon-Haunted World:

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Hardcore Peripheries

Ingrid Kvangraven, Farwa Sial and Carolina Alves explore the relevance of dependency theory today. Why are some countries rich and some poor? Why is it difficult – seemingly impossible –

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All is revealed

Alessandra Mezzadri explains how productivity barely covers anything in fast fashion prices. In April this year, the UK multi-channel retail brand Missguided advertised the sale of a £1 bikini. It

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Where the truth lies

Capitalism has brought us full circle to a place that looks a lot like where we stood just before the crash in 2007.  Sameer Dossani says the way forward is

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A sense of insecurity

The growing push for using securitisation markets for development finance is fraught with multiple dangers ahead. Rick Rowden sounds a warning. The international development finance club has been increasingly experimenting with various types

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Over tea

In a new series of interviews, we talk to Mwangi wa Gĩthĩnji about economic innovations in Africa. In our first interview Mwangi talks about the Kenyan Tea Development Authority established

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A World Away

Economics training in Africa has long been funded by the World Bank so it keeps to the narrow track of mainstream economics – as do the economic policies in Africa.

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