Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

Smart City Governance in Developing Countries

[Open access] Smart cities that make broad use of digital technologies have been touted as possible solutions for the population pressures faced by many cities in developing countries and may … Continue reading

Saturday, 7 March 2020 · Leave a comment

Harnessing local innovation to address the global housing crisis

The focus of the report “Rethinking Housing Policies Harnessing local innovation to address the global housing crisis” is not so much on what local governments should do about housing, but … Continue reading

Monday, 24 February 2020 · Leave a comment

Smart city making? The spread of ICT-driven plans and infrastructures in Nairobi

Since the late 2000s, the city of Nairobi in Kenya has become a focal point of large-scale and ambitious technology-driven city making processes and ambitions. In this study, we draw … Continue reading

Wednesday, 22 January 2020 · Leave a comment

The Age of Perplexity – Rethinking the World We Knew

The technological revolution and globalization have opened up what this book refers to as “The Age of Perplexity”. Perplexity in the face of changes that affect not only our lives, … Continue reading

Tuesday, 5 November 2019 · Leave a comment

Rethinking technological change in smallholder agriculture

The concept of technology adoption (along with its companions, diffusion and scaling) is commonly used to design development interventions, to frame impact evaluations and to inform decision-making about new investments in development-oriented agricultural research. However, … Continue reading

Saturday, 17 August 2019 · Leave a comment

Cloud Communities: The Dawn of Global Citizenship?

New digital technologies are rapidly changing the global economy and have connected billions of people in deterritoralised social network. Will they also create new opportunities for global citizenship and alternatives … Continue reading

Thursday, 25 October 2018 · Leave a comment

Digital Lives: Meaningful Connections for the Next 3 Billion

This report is guided by two central truths. One: digital technologies are rapidly revolutionising many aspects of life as we know it. Two: not everyone benefits from access and effective … Continue reading

Saturday, 6 October 2018 · Leave a comment

Innovation, Intellectual Property, and Development

This paper aims to provide an intellectual basis to think about the relationship between development, intellectual property and innovation; where we currently are and what alternatives are available. For the … Continue reading

Thursday, 20 September 2018 · Leave a comment

Technology, migration and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

“In this briefing, we discuss the technology–migration nexus and show its significance to a range of SDGs and achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. We demonstrate that migrants are … Continue reading

Tuesday, 18 September 2018 · Leave a comment