Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

Planning cities as if women matter

Kalpana Viswanath – There is an urgent need to imagine cities in radically different ways if they are to live up to the promise of freedom and opportunity for everyone. … Continue reading

Wednesday, 16 April 2014 · Leave a comment

Urban Informal Workers are Integral to City Economies

Research unveiled today at World Urban Forum challenges myths about the informal economy, and shows that urban informal workers play vital roles in the urban economy and help keep their … Continue reading

Saturday, 12 April 2014 · Leave a comment

The “Urban” Contract

Originally posted on {FAVEL issues}:
post by Marines Pocaterra Reflecting on one of our recent posts “The Revolution Bolivariana and the Social Contract” by Andrew Carman, I’d like to summarize…

Sunday, 6 April 2014 · Leave a comment

Worst Urban Practices

Originally posted on {FAVEL issues}:
Post by Marines Pocaterra [Proyectos Arqui 5] The adoption of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in 2000 was a landmark achievement for the international community.…

Sunday, 6 April 2014 · Leave a comment

Conditionally yours: An analysis of the policy conditions attached to IMF loans

Loans from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) largely come with policy change conditions attached – conditions that the IMF has played a significant role in developing. Criticisms of the excessive … Continue reading

Thursday, 3 April 2014 · Leave a comment

The Development Prison: escaping gender, LGBT and sexuality silos

Originally posted on Participation, Power and Social Change Research at IDS:
Stephen Wood A couple of weeks ago, I was asked to participate in a live Guardian Development panel discussion…

Wednesday, 2 April 2014 · Leave a comment

Exploring the Potential and Limits of the Resilience Agenda in Rapidly Urbanising Contexts

IDS - As part of the Tomorrow-Today Horizon Scanning Initiative supported by IDS, the project ‘Exploring the Potential and Limits of the Resilience Agenda in Rapidly Urbanising Contexts’ aims to analyse … Continue reading

Wednesday, 2 April 2014 · Leave a comment

Informal development, planning and sustainable urbanisation

The newly published third report on The State of African Cities  shows how informal development is a key force in the continent’s urbanisation, yet also poses major dilemmas. The report’s … Continue reading

Wednesday, 2 April 2014 · Leave a comment

Manpower director makes incredible claims about how well migrant workers are treated by ministry

Originally posted on Yawning Bread:
A divisional director from the Manpower ministry gave testimony last week at the Committee of Inquiry looking into the Little India riot. Based on a…

Monday, 24 March 2014 · Leave a comment
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