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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.

 

We Do What the State Doesn’t (Spanish)

Migrant women are the eyes and hands of Villa 1-11-14, where the Argentine state is overwhelmed or, at times, disconnected. "What the government doesn’t do, we do." Amid the pandemic, to exist is to exist politically.

'It Was an Inconvenience, but It Was Also Devastating,' Greensboro Mom Says. Pandemic Worsens NC's Child Care Shortage.

Despite millions of dollars in public relief to child care centers, more than 1,500 North Carolina programs — one in four — remain closed, according to data from the state Department of Health and Human Services. Others now operate at reduced capacity. This shortage arrives at a moment when many parents — eager to return to work as their unemployment benefits run out — desperately search for placements.

Death / Fear / Hope

Photographers from NVP Images traveled throughout Iran to document the struggles of daily workers during the pandemic, including lack of protective gear and declining earnings.

Buried Hopes: Stories from Kachin's Jade Mines

A multifaceted look at jade mining in Kachin State, Myanmar, where despite longstanding calls for reform, July saw another deadly landslide in the weakly-regulated industry.

How Do We Survive?

With the economy in crisis because of the pandemic, survival is a day-to-day struggle for millions of undocumented Americans and Latinx immigrants living below the poverty line.

Outbreak: Africa’s Data Journalism Alliance Against COVID-19

African scientists, researchers, and data journalists come together to focus on the big picture of coronavirus in Africa, identifying the most vulnerable communities and analyzing the healthcare system.

Bouncing Back: North Carolina's Economic Journey to Recovery

From the mountains to the sea, an analysis of how North Carolinians struggle and survive as a virus tests the life blood of their communities.

Water Crisis on the Edge

Multimedia reportage focused on the most vulnerable communities in the city of Lima, facing the COVID-19 with limited or no access to water.

Mercury Alert

Mercury, the toxic quicksilver that pumps through the veins of gold miners is a necessary evil to extract gold in the Amazon. In this series, we take you on a trip through the underworld of the trade.

The Orange Areas of Central India

Over 1.5 million people in central India live in the crossfire of a 50-year old land dispute between two government departments over who governs lands known as Orange Areas.

Meet the Journalist: Melanie Saltzman

What does it take to produce an international series in multiple locations? Journalist Melanie Saltzman takes us behind-the-scenes of her reporting for PBS NewsHour Weekend’s “Future of Food” series.

Meet the Journalist: Sim Chi Yin

Photographer Sim Chi Yin speaks on the thinking and impulse behind making the latest chapter of her ongoing project "Shifting Sands," a visual investigation of the global depletion of construction sand.