Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

Migration comes of age

This is the age of migration…migration, as it exists right now, is the mega-trend of our times, and is ineffably changing the world as we know and experience it. It may … Continue reading

Monday, 6 July 2015 · Leave a comment

The key to humanity’s future? Asian cities

To address the seemingly insurmountable urban challenges we face, urban leaders and decision makers must, first and foremost, cultivate an ecosystem that nurtures innovation. Often it is the pioneers, inventors … Continue reading

Monday, 6 July 2015 · Leave a comment

In the name of Development: power, profit and the datafication of the global South

There is currently a ‘datafication’ process underway in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) which is shifting power in the field of international development away from traditional actors such as aid … Continue reading

Thursday, 2 July 2015 · Leave a comment

Social Policy for a Digital Age

As advanced economies become more automated and digitized, almost all workers will be affected, but some more than others. Those who have what the economists Maarten Goos and Alan Manning … Continue reading

Thursday, 2 July 2015 · Leave a comment

A comparison of international and national targets for the SDG agenda

The stretch required for low-income countries (LICs) to achieve SDG targets is generally greater than for middle-income and high-income countries (MICs and HICs). The gaps identified indicate where most work is … Continue reading

Wednesday, 1 July 2015 · Leave a comment

Global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) – June 2015 update

Key findings include: Of the 1.6 billion people living in multidimensional poverty, 54% live in South Asia, and 31% in Sub-Saharan Africa. Most (62%) MPI poor people do not live in … Continue reading

Tuesday, 23 June 2015 · Leave a comment

The Capability Approach in Development Planning and Urban Design

The collection of work by Masters students and staff hopes to question, complement or propose new ways of thinking about capabilities and explores how the capability approach can be applied … Continue reading

Monday, 22 June 2015 · Leave a comment

Design as Politics PhD Nurul Azlan in IIAS newsletter

Originally posted on Design as Politics:
Design as Politics’ PhD candidate Nurul Azlan wrote an interesting article in the Newsletter of the International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS) about protest…

Monday, 22 June 2015 · Leave a comment

Economics vs. the Economy

Economic theories, though social constructions, can reflect reality to varying degrees. In the face of dire environmental challenges, adopting a realistic theory is key to the survival of global civilization. … Continue reading

Thursday, 18 June 2015 · Leave a comment
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