Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

Delay and secrecy: does industry sponsorship jeopardize disclosure of academic research?

The viability of modern open science norms and practices depend on public disclosure of new knowledge, methods, and materials. Aggregate data from the OECD show a broad shift in the … Continue reading

Thursday, 18 September 2014 · Leave a comment

Being LGBT in Asia: Thailand Country Report

The history of homosexuality and transgender behaviours in Thailand has led to a complex and contradictory situation with the outward appearance of acceptance, and higher visibility of transgender people than … Continue reading

Thursday, 18 September 2014 · Leave a comment

Impact Investing: The Invisible Heart of Markets

The world is on the brink of a revolution in how we solve society’s toughest problems. The force driving this revolution is “impact investing”, which harnesses entrepreneurship, innovation and capital … Continue reading

Tuesday, 16 September 2014 · Leave a comment

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

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