Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

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

The Politics of Disimagination and the Pathologies of Power

Henry A. Giroux – We live in a time of deep foreboding, one that haunts any discourse about justice, democracy and the future. Not only have the points of reference … Continue reading

Sunday, 26 October 2014 · Leave a comment

Accountability, Transparency, Participation, and Inclusion: A New Development Consensus?

Four key principles—accountability, transparency, participation, and inclusion—have in recent years become nearly universal features of the policy statements and programs of international development organizations. Yet this apparently widespread new consensus … Continue reading

Friday, 24 October 2014 · Leave a comment

The city collaborative – how can a city think better?

Geoff Mulgan – Lots of activity is underway on smart cities and data, but surprisingly little on the more fundamental question of how a city can think better about its … Continue reading

Tuesday, 21 October 2014 · Leave a comment

The Next Stage of Financial Inclusion

The nonprofit community cleared a path for private-sector institutions to provide financial services to the poor on a for-profit basis. This achievement has created a conundrum: What is the next … Continue reading

Monday, 20 October 2014 · Leave a comment

The violence of neoliberalism

As austerity measures intensify in the wake of the most recent global financial crisis, it is becoming ever more clear that neoliberalization exhibits a distinct relational connection with violence. This … Continue reading

Friday, 17 October 2014 · Leave a comment

Open Data – What Now? 7 Ideas for Your City

Originally posted on Places.:
by Valentin Schipfer Everbody talks about smart cities while nobody really knows what hides behind it. Is it about open data and communication technologies or about…

Thursday, 16 October 2014 · Leave a comment

Aid and tax in Ethiopia: is there a crowding out effect?

Based on the Ethiopian case and on other available evidence, the argument of a crowding out effect to justify lower aid levels seems misplaced. Instead aid can be beneficial to … Continue reading

Thursday, 16 October 2014 · Leave a comment

Social protection for older persons: Key policy trends and statistics

This policy paper: (i) provides a global overview of the organization of pension systems, their coverage and benefits, as well as public expenditures on social security, in 178 countries; (ii) … Continue reading

Wednesday, 1 October 2014 · Leave a comment

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