Sunday, June 26, 2022
When India’s government announced, with four hours’ notice, a nationwide three-week lockdown to stem the spread of the coronavirus, millions of the country’s poorest citizens faced the risk of hunger and destitution. Many migrant laborers, suddenly jobless, walked hundreds of miles from cities to their native villages. There, too,...
The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has become one of the biggest threats to the global economy and financial markets. The effect has already been felt in a wide range of energy markets, including coal and gas – but its impact on oil markets is exceptionally grave due to the constraint...
I had a conversation with a young entrepreneur who wanted to grow his network. He had started his business and thought having a network would help him grow his business, which I agree.  Prior to having this conversation with me, he had only gone for events as his strategy...
As COVID-19 slows in developed countries, the virus’s spread is speeding up in the developing world. Three-quarters of new cases detected each day are now in developing countries. And as the pandemic spreads, governments face juggling the health consequences with economic ones as this shifts to becoming an economic...
The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic has changed our lives massively. As we adjust to the realities of the new normal, we may feel burdened by the weight of these unprecedented times and that’s okay. Few months ago, we wouldn’t have imagined that we would be wearing masks, having more...
Our attention has been drawn to comments made by policy think-tank the Africa Centre for Energy Policy (ACEP), calling on government to halt its plan to make the Ghana National Gas Company (GNGC) a gas aggregator because it lacks the capacity to do so. In a statement issued in...
It is an undeniable fact that the current COVID-19 pandemic has produced retrogressive effects on all spheres of economic endeavors. Like the celebrated American Judge Benjamin Cardozo stated “danger invites rescue”. The cry of distress is the summons to relief and a burden has been placed on all policymakers...
It is a conventional practice in our country to see people ‘deprive’ waste of where they should belong – the bin. As a result, our streets and drains are constantly at war with plastics and other waste materials that fight for space at places where they do not belong....
After many years of struggle, protest and agitation, the Right to Information (RTI) bill that was drafted in 1999 by Ghana's Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) to promote transparency and fight corruption went through several reviews and was passed into law on May 21, 2019. The law is to provide...
Women are self-selecting out of the African credit market   As a girl, I was taught to believe that personal agency prevails over societal biases. I was told that I could accomplish anything if I believed in myself and that sexism was not insurmountable. Later, as a woman, I found out...
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