Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

A government perspective: Tech Trends 2017

Macro forces—such as digital, analytics, cloud, core modernization, and the changing role of IT—are at the heart of the technology trends that are fueling innovation and growth in both the … Continue reading

Thursday, 17 August 2017 · Leave a comment

Scientific data and its limits: rethinking the use of evidence in local climate change policy

Climate policy is typically seen as informed by scientific evidence that anthropogenic carbon emissions require reducing in order to avoid dangerous consequences. However, agreement on these matters has not translated … Continue reading

Friday, 28 July 2017 · Leave a comment

How to build a data revolution

This video series by UNU-WIDER tells the story of Viet Nam’s data revolution. To build on its success in poverty reductions, the country needed better data to continue pressing forward … Continue reading

Thursday, 27 July 2017 · Leave a comment

Troops, Trolls and Troublemakers: A Global Inventory of Organized Social Media Manipulation

Cyber troops are government, military or political party teams committed to manipulating public opinion over social media. In this working paper, we report on specific organizations created, often with public … Continue reading

Sunday, 23 July 2017 · Leave a comment

The State of Mobile Data for Social Good

This report, which identifies over 200 projects or studies leveraging mobile data for social good, aims to survey the landscape today, assess the current barriers to scale, and make recommendations … Continue reading

Thursday, 13 July 2017 · Leave a comment

Towards Universal Health Coverage: thinking public

This report offers a comprehensive deep-dive analysis of public financing for health in LMICs by assessing the changing relationship between domestic public financing for health and the economy, the budget … Continue reading

Thursday, 13 July 2017 · Leave a comment

New directions for development finance: perspectives from developing countries

Special issue of Development Policy Review – The nature of development co-operation has changed rapidly in recent years. Developing countries have access to a more diverse range of financing sources, including … Continue reading

Tuesday, 11 July 2017 · Leave a comment

Defining, Conceptualising and Measuring the Digital Economy

The digital economy is growing fast, especially in developing countries. Yet the meaning and metrics of the digital economy are both limited and divergent. The aim of this paper is … Continue reading

Monday, 10 July 2017 · Leave a comment

Patrick Bond: Climate justice movements need to hit Trump where it hurts most

Originally posted on ENTITLE blog – a collaborative writing project on Political Ecology:
By Ethemcan Turhan and Cem İskender Aydın * Political economist and climate justice expert Patrick Bond comments…

Friday, 7 July 2017 · Leave a comment
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