Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo
Relying on averages is worsening inequality within countries. A new AidData report looks at whether aid financing reaches the poorest regions and finds that donors are missing the mark…policymakers often fall into the trap of evaluating progress from the top-down, rather than the bottom-up. Bilateral aid agencies and multilateral development banks tend to use national-level indicators (e.g., GDP per capita, child mortality rates) to select the countries and sectors where they will work. These national aggregates mask hotspots of deprivation within countries (e.g., provinces, districts, municipalities), which appear to be widening.
It is easier than ever before to pinpoint where the poor live and whether their lives are improving. But geographically precise data has limited utility if decision-makers do not use it to prioritize assistance to reach the poorest communities. [The] new AidData report — Beyond the Tyranny of Averages: Development Progress from the Bottom Up — examines whether governments and development partners target their aid to the most marginalized regions within countries and with what results.
Urban Studies x Sustainable Development x Geospatial Analysis
Clean living under difficult circumstances
A Sussex University Anthropology blog
Alternative paradigms, practices and challenges
a blog on gender, citizenship and urban life
Reinventing the Finnish City
a collaborative writing project on Political Ecology
The global community of academics, practitioners, and activists interested in Economic Sociology & Political Economy -- led by Oleg Komlik
Individuals "...are therefore bigger than the world, because their worlds include not only the world considered as a whole but also many of its parts." - Lévy, 2013
Posts are by authors of papers published in the RWER. Anyone may comment.
Just another WordPress.com site
Thinking about place and power - a site written and curated by Stuart Elden
Words & Fotos ON / All rights reserved © Lee Yu Kyung 2018
urban informality + urban development
bridging community development and technology
Foreigners' Rights and Layman's Legal Overview for Thailand
News about the journal, new articles, free downloads and more
Je procrastine (beaucoup). Mais des fois j'écris (un peu).
A motley group of international aid bloggers, practitioners, and critics. Interested in impact, poverty, evidence, and throwing things off planes.
THOUGHTS FOR THE POST-2008 WORLD
blogging from a marxist economist
People. Place. Technology.
A Blog on Urbanization and Global Environmental Change