Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

The State of Civil Society Report 2014

The State of Civil Society Report 2014: Reimagining Global Governance draws on contributions from more than 30 of the world’s leading experts on civil society as well as on inputs … Continue reading

Friday, 25 July 2014 · Leave a comment

Incremental Housing – The new site & services

The rapid urban population surge of the 60s driven largely from migration with resultant massive unauthorized city expansion provided challenges in finding effective housing interventions.  Upgrading programs became widespread despite … Continue reading

Thursday, 24 July 2014 · Leave a comment

Measuring Social Protection Expenditures in Southeast Asia

This paper provides a cross-country analysis of social protection programs in Southeast Asia. ADB’s Social Protection Index is used to assess program coverage, benefit-level, and impact on poverty and gender … Continue reading

Saturday, 19 July 2014 · Leave a comment

Informal Economy Monitoring Study

The Informal Economy Monitoring Study (IEMS) is a major study of the urban informal economy being undertaken in 10 cities around the world: Accra, Ghana; Ahmedabad, India; Bangkok, Thailand; Belo … Continue reading

Friday, 18 July 2014 · Leave a comment

The Right to Privacy in the Digital Age

The UN High Commissioner on Human Rights has released an excellent report today on the right to privacy in the digital age, blasting the digital mass surveillance that has been … Continue reading

Thursday, 17 July 2014 · 1 Comment

The Elusive Quest for Women’s Land Rights

Across much of the developing world one of the most stubbornly persistent signs of gender inequality is the low rate of land ownership among women. The situation is particularly dire in … Continue reading

Tuesday, 15 July 2014 · Leave a comment

The Continuing Enigmas of Social Policy

Ben Fine – This paper examines critically what has been one of the most successful intellectual contributions to the neoliberal period, Esping-Andersen’s Welfare Regimes Approach (WRA) to comparative social policy. … Continue reading

Sunday, 13 July 2014 · Leave a comment

Shining a light on the shadowy institutions giving public support to private companies and taking over the development agenda

Development finance has changed substantially over the past decade. Private finance has replaced aid at the centre of global and national development initiatives, for both governments and international bodies. Development … Continue reading

Saturday, 12 July 2014 · Leave a comment

The Unfulfilled Promise of Online Deliberation

Hartz-Karp and Sullivan – Since online deliberation has not delivered on the expectations of more considered, democratic participation, the authors propose less focus on technological ‘fixes’ and more on re-conceptualizing … Continue reading

Friday, 11 July 2014 · Leave a comment
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