With Africa's population rapidly growing, urbanisation is happening too fast in Nigeria for the government to keep up with housing, business and public service demands.
The continent's vast informal sector is responsible for the majority of employment – but this holds millions back from access to proper financial services.
Anonymity, funding and sensitive hearing are to name but a few of the reforms India has taken to ensure children are more protected in trafficking legal cases.
A new survey of Africans’ views on corruption has found not only do they think it’s getting worse, but a quarter have had to pay bribes.
If illicit trade were a country, its economy would be larger than Brazil, Italy and Canada – and as large as Mexico and Indonesia combined.
Looking at economic motivations in the MENA region is key to understanding the wars in these countries. This report examines the factors that play a critical role in the persistence of op...
There's big money to be made smuggling desperate people into the US from Mexico, not only for smugglers, but also corrupt police and border guards.
Bee thefts have become a common and very expensive problem in California, as thieves pounce on unattended hives during pollination season.
How do we define modern slavery and why is it still so prominent in society?
The past few years have seen both global corporations and smaller players making serious efforts to eradicate slavery and forced labour from their supply chains - and it's working.
Cash has been blamed for helping to prop up corrupt regimes, keep the wheels of organized crime turning, and make tax evasion far too easy. But it’s also helping to keep millions of peopl...
The UN says corruption is one of the "biggest impediments" to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals - and has mounted an international campaign to combat it.
As banks contemplate how to react to the rise of cryptocurrencies, the risks may outweigh the gains.
The Managing Director of the IMF discusses how we can make cryptocurrencies more transparent.
In order to assess the pros and cons of cryptocurrencies, we need to have an open discussion about their place in economics.