Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

Policy Brief: Using Foresight to Cope with Uncertainty

Using foresight techniques can contribute to the development of policies that are robust and fit for purpose. Foresight practitioners have an important role to play in the design and implementation … Continue reading

Saturday, 13 September 2014 · Leave a comment

A Review of Strategic Foresight in International Development

The purpose of this review is to provide an overview of the published and grey literatures relating to the use of foresight-type approaches and techniques in policy-related work in international … Continue reading

Saturday, 13 September 2014 · Leave a comment

The killing-fields of inequality

There are at least three quite different kinds of inequality, and they are all destructive of human lives and of human societies…The first is inequality of health and death, what … Continue reading

Wednesday, 10 September 2014 · Leave a comment

Guest article: How Social Inequality And Other Inconvenient Truths Could Upset the Innovation Apple Cart (Part 1)

Originally posted on Places.:
Brownfield revitalization and creative industries in Berlin. Photo: Rebecca Hudson by Linda Lees* Instability, creative tension, and entrepreneurial people on society’s margins are some of the…

Wednesday, 10 September 2014 · Leave a comment

A Brilliant Story of Participation, Technology and Development Outcomes

Originally posted on DemocracySpot:
A major argument for democratic governance is that more citizen participation leads to better outcomes through an improved alignment between citizens’ preferences and policies. But how…

Sunday, 7 September 2014 · Leave a comment

Social Enterprises – and why we must stop romanticising them

During the last few years, the term has acquired a lot of hype, being portrayed as a ‘one size fits all’ solution, which integrates non-profit organisation ideals, social change and … Continue reading

Sunday, 7 September 2014 · Leave a comment

Statistics on the Informal Economy: Definitions, Regional Estimates & Challenges

Statistics on the Informal Economy: Definitions, Regional Estimates & Challenges presents new regional estimates on informal employment based on direct measures from 40 countries and indirect measures from another 80 … Continue reading

Sunday, 7 September 2014 · Leave a comment

Why social media won’t transform our politics

…to transform the political world more fundamentally will require some old-world structures and institutions like clear lines of accountability, effective governing structures, nuanced political judgement, and legitimate leadership. Sustainable transformation … Continue reading

Sunday, 7 September 2014 · Leave a comment
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