Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

The New Urban

Urbanization has been a fixture in the development of most countries in South-East Asia for more than 40 years. The massive and rapid growth of urban agglomerations, such as Bangkok, … Continue reading

Wednesday, 26 November 2014 · Leave a comment

Twinning the goals : how can promoting shared prosperity help to reduce global poverty?

This paper simulates the global poverty headcount under three growth scenarios for the bottom 40 percent up to 2030. The analysis deploys a set of”shared prosperity premiums,”in which the bottom … Continue reading

Tuesday, 25 November 2014 · Leave a comment

Data revolution at 15,000 feet

There has been perhaps too much emphasis on sample surveys to estimate indicators around poverty and service delivery. More needs to be done both to improve detailed and timely government … Continue reading

Monday, 24 November 2014 · Leave a comment

Agents of Change and their critical role in societal development: The Case of Maré.

Originally posted on {FAVEL issues}:
[Guest Post by Marcela Pizano Castillo] Credits: Image for the top of the post. Image by Marcela Pizano Castillo Last year I decided to take part…

Wednesday, 12 November 2014 · Leave a comment

How to build future cities as if people mattered

Originally posted on The Urban Technologist:
(An infographic depicting realtime data describing Dublin – the waiting time at road junctions; the location of buses; the number of free parking spaces…

Tuesday, 11 November 2014 · Leave a comment

Just Cities for Children: Voices from Urban Slums

Just Cities for Children: Voices from Urban Slums highlights World Vision’s experience in supporting children to express their ideas for a better city to key decision makers on a global … Continue reading

Tuesday, 11 November 2014 · Leave a comment

Challenging Patriarchy: Unsettling Men and Masculinities

Challenging Patriarchy presents contributions to the evolution of thinking on men and masculinities in Gender and Development, drawing on three IDS Bulletins published over a period of more than a … Continue reading

Friday, 7 November 2014 · Leave a comment

Data Revolution Report: A World that Counts

The report highlights two big global challenges for the current state of data: (1) The challenge of invisibility (gaps in what we know from data, and when we find out); … Continue reading

Friday, 7 November 2014 · 1 Comment

Even it Up: Time to end extreme inequality

This report [from Oxfam] delves into the causes of the inequality crisis and looks at the concrete solutions that can overcome it. Drawing on case studies from around the world … Continue reading

Thursday, 30 October 2014 · Leave a comment

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