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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.

 

Our Cotton Colonies

Following a T-shirt's supply chain from Burkina Faso to Bangladesh to your local mall—and back again.

North Korea: A High Price

Shopping at a supermarket in Pyongyang is unlike other activities in the Hermit Kingdom or shopping nearly anywhere else in the world.

A Global Sand Mining Crisis

Sand is a crucial material for making concrete, asphalt, and glass — the building blocks of our cities. The worldwide construction boom is causing widespread environmental damage.

Glazing and Health as Family Affairs

In La Victoria, Ecuador, alternatives to lead glazing of tiles and painting bowls with gasoline in La Victoria are not perfect, but their intentions—healthy children—are great.

History of the Present: Mexico City

An unpopular president, a myth-making architect, and a multibillionaire tycoon are building an oversize airport in a nature preserve. Can they make Mexico great again?

Panama: The New Conquistadors

A battle is being waged in the rainforests of Panama – between those who want to keep their way of life, and those who want economic growth. At stake: billions worth of precious metals.

Russia: On The Move

After 20 years of fading industry, rampant corruption, and no clear ideology, Russia is now on the move. Its young people are finding new homes in—and out—of the country.

Haiti: Sitting on a Gold Mine

Haiti’s north is rich with mineral deposits that could infuse millions into the nation’s ailing economy—but only if the government can regulate foreign mining giants and share the wealth.

Nicaragua Rewind

Back in power since 2007, Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega is leading what he claims is a “second phase of the Sandinista revolution.” Some fear Nicaragua is repeating a cycle of social unrest.

A Sharp Initiative

The Pulitzer Center and The College of William & Mary created a unique initiative to provide deeper global learning and storytelling experiences for students.

With support from William & Mary alumni, Anne and Barry Sharp, The College launched its Campus Consortium partnership in fall 2011 with the...

One Year After the Revolution, Where Is Tunisia Heading?

On the one-year anniversary of the Tunisian revolution, a nation struggles with the transition from autocracy to democracy in the face of growing unemployment and religious conservatism.

Palestinian Youth at a Crossroads

With the economy slowing and the peace process in stagnation, the West Bank's younger generation is at a political crossroad.

This Week in Review: Grabbing Gold

This Week
Grabbing Gold

From Eastern Europe to South America, soaring gold prices have triggered a global gold rush. Industrial mining companies—quite a few of them based in Canada—are muscling aside small local operations and laying waste to large swaths of previously pristine countryside. It is an under-reported crisis that has been on the Pulitzer Center’s radar for more than a year, and it now seems to be gaining some media traction.

This Week in Review: Libya's Sexual Revolution

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Libya's Most Eligible Bachelors

After toppling a string of dictators across the region, the Arab Spring can also claim credit for launching a sexual revolution of sorts. Ellen Knickmeyer, writing for Foreign Policy, reports that young men in Libya, especially those who took up arms against the Qaddafi regime, suddenly find themselves looking more attractive to women.

Haiti Coverage Wins National Press Club Award

Pulitzer Center's reporting projects on post-earthquake Haiti, produced in collaboration with leading news-media outlets and YouTube, is co-winner of Joan Friedenberg Award for online journalism.

From Drought to Flood - Water Images Across the Globe

Water issues affect us all, from the women who spend hours daily fetching water to political battles over international rivers to melting icepack and rising sea levels. We are all downstream.

Worldwide, just under 900 million people lack reliable access to safe water that is free from disease and industrial waste. And forty percent do not have access to adequate sanitation facilities. The result is one of the world's greatest public health crisis: 4,500 children die every day from waterborne diseases, more than from HIV-AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis combined.