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The international economy, shaped by governments, businesses and other actors, touches the lives of everyone in the world. Pulitzer Center grantee stories tagged with “Economy” feature reporting that covers business, workers and the impact of global capitalism on people’s lives. Use the Pulitzer Center Lesson Builder to find and create lesson plans on the economy.

 

The Paradox Of Prosperity

Europe is spending billions of dollars to jump-start Africa’s poorest economies. But that may just accelerate the exodus.

Guyana: A Morning in Red Village

In Guyana, domestic violence has become a part of everyday life. Campbell Rawlins spends a morning in a housing project to experience what life is like in one of the most isolated communities.

Asian Subways and American Decline

Asia may not have caught up with the United States in technology, wealth, or power, but its subway systems are impressive compared to some of those in crumbling urban America.

Promises, Promises: One Year After Rana Plaza

One year after the collapse of Rana Plaza many workers in Bangladesh still depend on garment-making—despite the low wages and high safety risk that come with the job.

Madagascar: When the Aid Dries Up

What happens to an aid-dependent country when the tap suddenly runs dry? Since a 2009 coup, Madagascar has been an unfortunate case study.

Honduras: "Aqui Vivimos"

"Honduras: Aqui Vivimos" ("Honduras: We Live Here") explores the social conditions—abject poverty, corruption, political disillusionment, and gang culture—that have made Honduras a violent country.

Sex and Sanitation in Brazil

Prostitution is not illegal in Brazil. Yet a campaign to “clean-up” the country’s image ahead of the World Cup is rendering those working in Brazil’s sex industry increasingly vulnerable.

Russia's Monotowns

Monotowns, Russian cities dependent on dying industries, face an even more uncertain future now that Russia has joined the World Trade Organization.

Powering Up Brazil

How can you provide power for a country of 200 million people? This series examines Brazil's energy needs as one of the biggest economic players.

Congo's Children

Children in the DRC who have lost families, homes and schools prove to be resilient as well as vulnerable. Arts, sports and vocational training help them to re-connect and start life anew.

The Caribbean: Trouble in Paradise

A swath of the Caribbean faces a bleak future as a deepening economic crisis leads to rising unemployment, crime and social distress.

The Creative Chaos of Libya

Despairing of the ability of their squabbling leaders and militiamen to reestablish the state, Libyans are busy reviving the country on their own.

Rio de Janeiro on World Cup Watch

With the 2014 World Cup fast approaching, 170,000 Brazilian favela residents are scheduled to relocate. Losing their homes will mean losing their identity and their past.

Bangladesh: The Real Cost of Fast Fashion

The Rana Plaza tragedy exposed the hidden cost of Bangladesh’s $20 billion-a-year export garment industry. Jason Motlagh returns to investigate the systemic problems that led to the deadly collapse.