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Abebe Aemro Selassie’s thoughts …Africa’s hour of need

It is too soon to tell how heavy the human and health toll from COVID-19 will be in Sub-Saharan Africa. But the pandemic’s terrible...

Stimulus package should lead to economic growth – TUC

The Trades Union Congress (TUC) is recommending that the stimulus package should match the estimated output loss in terms of decline in the growth...

Jayati Ghosh’s thoughts …Messages from “Fiscal Space”

Among the many inequalities revealed by the COVID-19 pandemic, one of the most striking is the dramatic divergence in governments’ fiscal responses. Economic activity...

Emerging from the great lockdown in Asia And Europe

Several countries in Asia and Europe, where the COVID-19 outbreak appears to have peaked, are gradually reopening their economies. Without a vaccine or effective...

Coronavirus casts grimmer outlook for informal sector

…as it records lowest share of GDP in 6yrs The country’s largest employer and livelihood for many, the informal sector, has seen its lowest contribution...

Can emerging economies afford a ‘green’ recovery from Covid-19?

The dramatic slowdown in industrial production, energy demand and transport activity in the first quarter of 2020 has led to significantly lower levels of...

Editorial: Dwindling growth in Agriculture sector could be exacerbated by COVID-19

Annual GDP figures released by the Ghana Statistical Service indicate that the Agriculture sector is experiencing a decline in growth for the second year...

What African countries are doing to help people to eat amid...

Stuck at home because of the lockdown, 25-year-old Ugandan Richard Kabanda is worried about feeding his family. The motorbike taxi driver, who used to earn...

Could low oil prices spark new war in Middle East?

May seem that the worst-case scenario has already come to pass, as United States crude prices plunged far below zero on Monday, with the...

COVID-19 and the e-commerce surge

The novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19 has thrown the world into fear and changed our way is life, predictably, forever. Our conversations are...

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