Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

RWER special issue: The Inequality Crisis — Real-World Economics Review Blog

sanity, humanity and science probably the world’s most read economics journal real-world economics review Please click here to support this journal and the WEA back issues Subscribers: 26,271 subscribe RWER … Continue reading

Thursday, 2 July 2020 · Leave a comment

Drawing from the findings of a research project, this paper provides insights on what the activities and spaces referred to in policy as “informal” are and what this classification does. … Continue reading

Tuesday, 30 June 2020 · Leave a comment

Resetting the economy – for social need not profit

Originally posted on Michael Roberts Blog:
In a recent World Economic Forum (WEF) virtual meeting, the ageing heir to the British monarchy, Prince Charles spoke with IMF chief Kristalina Georgieva. Charles’s speech…

Friday, 12 June 2020 · Leave a comment

Why does everyone think cities can save the planet?

[Behind paywall] This article identifies and explains an underlying transition in global urban policy and discourse from the city as a sustainability problem to the city as a sustainability solution. … Continue reading

Wednesday, 10 June 2020 · Leave a comment

COVID-19 and global poverty Are LDCs being left behind?

This paper provides a preliminary assessment of COVID-19’s impact on global poverty in the light of the IMF’s April 2020 growth forecasts. The analysis shows that the pandemic will have … Continue reading

Tuesday, 9 June 2020 · Leave a comment

Integrating health in urban and territorial planning

Integrating health in urban and territorial planning is a sourcebook for urban planners, city managers, health professionals, and all those interested in the basis for our collective wellbeing. This sourcebook is … Continue reading

Saturday, 23 May 2020 · Leave a comment

Coproducing knowledge to improve urban development outcomes in the global South

The purpose of this paper is to share our experiences—as academics and professionals—in coproducing knowledge to improve urban development outcomes in the global South. The focus of the paper is … Continue reading

Tuesday, 19 May 2020 · Leave a comment

2020 Global Nutrition Report

The report highlights that most countries in the world must now be equipped to fight both sides of malnutrition at the same time.  One in nine people are still hungry … Continue reading

Saturday, 16 May 2020 · Leave a comment

What Do Platforms Do? Understanding the Gig Economy

The rapid growth of the platform economy has provoked scholarly discussion of its consequences for the nature of work and employment. We identify four major themes in the literature on … Continue reading

Saturday, 2 May 2020 · Leave a comment