Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

Financial inclusion in Southeast and Central Asia

As in the 2015 Brookings Financial and Digital Inclusion Project (FDIP) Report, none of the FDIP countries in Asia placed among the top five countries in the scorecard component of … Continue reading

Wednesday, 31 August 2016 · Leave a comment

Foresight in International Development

IDS Bulletin, vol. 47, no. 4 (Sep, 2016) – A collection of articles focusing on the use of foresight in development. Looking to the future is – or certainly should … Continue reading

Saturday, 27 August 2016 · Leave a comment

Child poverty, inequality and demography

In a rapidly ageing world, sub-Saharan Africa stands out for its youth. Harnessing the potential of the region’s children and adolescents through expanded opportunities for health and education, could unlock … Continue reading

Thursday, 25 August 2016 · Leave a comment

Informality and inclusive green growth

This document captures some of the evidence and insights presented and summarises the key discussion points made on 25th February 2016, in London, when IIED and partners hosted a conference to … Continue reading

Monday, 22 August 2016 · Leave a comment

Fantasies of “Socialism with an iPad”?

Review of the book “Inventing the Future, (Nick Srnicek and Alex Williams, Verso 2015)” – It is necessary to stress once again that [this] book is aimed at the left. They … Continue reading

Sunday, 21 August 2016 · Leave a comment

Gasoline, Guns, and Giveaways: Is There New Capacity for Redistribution to End Three Quarters of Global Poverty?

This paper argues that approximately three-quarters of global poverty, at least at the lower poverty lines, could now be eliminated—in principle—via redistribution of nationally available resources in terms of cash … Continue reading

Thursday, 18 August 2016 · Leave a comment

For a political economy of space and place

Under capitalism, how does the state organise space in our everyday lives through the streets we walk, the monuments we visit, and the places where we meet? The lecture contributes … Continue reading

Wednesday, 17 August 2016 · Leave a comment

Integrating Informal Institutions in Local Governance: Does it Matter?

In this paper we add to the literature on ‘informally institutionalised’ relationships between states and citizens by examining the case of a particular type of informal institution – Mjesna Zajednica … Continue reading

Friday, 12 August 2016 · Leave a comment

Climate change and urban health vulnerability

This study examines the climate change and urban health vulnerability of suburban Pralab, Khon Kaen City, in the northeast of Thailand. Empirical data is drawn from a field study using … Continue reading

Sunday, 7 August 2016 · Leave a comment
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