Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

Economic growth is unlikely to get us to the UN’s Global Goals

A report developed by Deloitte UK, in conjunction with Social Progress Imperative, found that even high economic growth will not get the world close to meeting the UN’s new Global … Continue reading

Wednesday, 7 October 2015 · Leave a comment

What I’m talking about when I’m talking about government as a platform

Originally posted on Dave Briggs:
So, a little while ago I posted about government as a platform, and mentioned three main components that matter, particularly to us at Adur and…

Tuesday, 6 October 2015 · Leave a comment

What might Slum Dwellers want from the SDGs?

This blog is drawn from an interview with Jockin Arputham who founded the first national slum dweller federation in India in 1976 and went on to ally this with Mahila Milan, … Continue reading

Monday, 5 October 2015 · Leave a comment

Is the Devil in the Details? Estimating Global Poverty

Economists’ assumptions, even about seemingly “small” matters, make an enormous difference to global poverty estimates but their impact often goes unnoticed, and the choices made have been badly justified. We … Continue reading

Sunday, 4 October 2015 · Leave a comment

Cities respond: Testing the urban SDG indicators

With the Sustainable Development Goals now finalized, all eyes turn to the critical task of defining how to track progress on these global aims. How are local authorities responding to … Continue reading

Saturday, 3 October 2015 · Leave a comment

Protection for older persons: A review of coverage deficits in 46 countries

More than half of the global population aged 65 and above, representing 300 million people, is excluded from urgently needed long-term care (LTC), says the International Labour Organization (ILO). The … Continue reading

Friday, 2 October 2015 · Leave a comment

Global Education for Urban Futures

Urban Pamphleteer #5 contents Urban governance as a pedagogic tool in the Asian context Towards a reflexive critical urban pedagogy Getting the education for the city we want Finding ‘community’, … Continue reading

Monday, 28 September 2015 · Leave a comment

What should count as climate finance?

This paper provides a series of simple tools to help parties to the UNFCCC consider what should count towards the target of $100 billion per year of climate finance by … Continue reading

Monday, 28 September 2015 · Leave a comment

The poor are getting richer, and other dangerous delusions

The report uses a mixture of research, analysis and infographics to undermine seven different assumptions about economics and development  promoted by political and business leaders at Davos, The report challenges … Continue reading

Saturday, 26 September 2015 · Leave a comment

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