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The Political Economy of Inequality and the Issue of ‘Catching-up’

August 6, 2019 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, Featured, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By Kalim Siddiqui Why do some countries grow faster than others? In this article the author discusses issues related to the economic growth and the ‘catching-up’ of developing with developed countries.   In the 1950s, the US per capita income, at least on the basis purchasing power, was estimated to be nearly five times greater …

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The Challenges and Importance of Institutions Building in the Developing Countries

May 28, 2019 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, EMERGING TRENDS, Capitalism in the 21st Century, Editor’s Choice, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By Dr. Kalim Siddiqui There has been on-going debate about the utility of the ‘free market’ system versus ‘government intervention’ in promoting development policies and wellbeing for general populace. In this article, the author examines the question

Agriculture, WTO, Trade Liberalisation, and Food Security Challenges in the Developing Countries

April 15, 2019 • EMERGING TRENDS, Capitalism in the 21st Century, World DevelopmentComments (3)

By Kalim Siddiqui The agriculture sector plays a historic and integral role in the socioeconomic development of the country – it has a significant contribution to the per-capita income of both industrialised and developing nations and has helped in shaping

Probing the Minds of Elected Women Representatives on Village Councils in India

April 12, 2019 • India, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By Samir Sathe The psychological construct of the Elected Women Representatives (EWRs) is a significantly relevant and yet surprisingly ignored subject in India. This article is a synopsis of some of the pathbreaking findings of a probe into the minds of

Gender Gaps in the Economic Sphere: Is Indonesia Making Progress?

February 13, 2019 • World DevelopmentComments (0)

By Namira Samir Women’s rights have long been the centre of arguments since ancient times. Though societies have formidably dealt with the issue the best way they could, these efforts are shortchanged due to the underwhelming support for empowerment. In

Empowering Lives With Zakat: Why We Need More Transparency And Innovation

February 12, 2019 • Responsible Finance, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By Namira Samir and Imad el Fadili A recent study by Sumner (2012) suggested that approximately 960 million people from 1.3 billion poor people in the world live in Middle-Income countries1. This evidence is being referred to as the “new bottom billion”.

Venezuela – An Appeal to Russia, China and all Unaligned Countries for Support of Sovereign Venezuela

January 25, 2019 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, World Politics, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By Peter Koenig On 23 January 2018, the United States has initiated a coup against President Nicolás Maduro and his Government, by encouraging and fully supporting the “self-proclaimed” opposition leader, Juan Guaido, as interim President. Already days

Peace for Syria and a New Kurdistan as Regional Stabilizing Factor?

January 10, 2019 • International Relations, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By Peter Koenig The US will withdraw her troops from Syria. Will they really? – Let’s take Trump at his word, just for argument’s sake. Though in the meantime, RT reports that the withdrawal may be slower than anticipated, to allow Erdogan making his

The Top 10 Financial Inclusion Heroes Who are Changing the World for the Better

December 1, 2018 • Climate Change & Society, Responsible Finance, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By Valentina Loiz Despite the increased resources for providing financial access to the unbanked, 2.5 billion of the world’s adults still lack access to regulated financial services. In this article, the authors provide a comprehensive list of individuals

Empowering SMEs with Islamic Finance

November 29, 2018 • Responsible Finance, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By Danis Nurul Yunita and Nur Dhani Hendranastiti The success story of SMEs in Indonesia began to attract public attention from their strength during the financial crisis in 1998. However, their true potential has not yet been fully actualised due to their