Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

Inequality as Entitlements over Labor

The modern study of economic inequality is based on the distribution of entitlements over goods and services. But social commentators at least since Rousseau have been concerned with a different … Continue reading

Friday, 1 May 2020 · Leave a comment

NOSOTROS, VOSOTROS Y LAS CIUDADES. — Pablo Sanchez Chillon

[VINDICATIO URBIS] Por Pablo Sánchez Chillón. [Todos los cambios, aun los más ansiados, llevan consigo cierta melancolía]. Anatole France. An article by Pablo Sánchez Chillón, Lawyer, International Speaker, Strategy and … Continue reading

Monday, 20 April 2020 · Leave a comment

Why protecting informal economy workers is so critical in time of COVID-19 — Development Matters

By Anders Gerdin, Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), and Alexandre Kolev, Head of the Social Cohesion Unit, OECD Development Centre This blog is part of a series on tackling … Continue reading

Saturday, 18 April 2020 · Leave a comment

Covid-19: New policies for a new crisis

Originally posted on RIGHTS in context DERECHOS en contexto:
This article was published first in Open Global Rights Life is changing quickly, and it is incumbent upon us to find…

Wednesday, 15 April 2020 · Leave a comment

Are We at War? The Rhetoric of War in the Coronavirus Pandemic — The Disorder Of Things

The seventh contribution to our growing collection of writings on Covid-19 and this moment of crisis. Federica Caso is currently a teaching assistant at the University of Queensland, where she … Continue reading

Saturday, 11 April 2020 · Leave a comment

Urban Claims and the Right to the City

Urban Claims and the Right to the City explores how contested processes of urban development, and the rights of city dwellers, are understood and interpreted from the perspective of women and … Continue reading

Saturday, 21 March 2020 · Leave a comment

How Cities Erode Gender Inequality: A New Theory and Evidence from Cambodia

Support for gender equality has risen, globally. Analyses of this trend focus on individual and/or country-level characteristics. But this overlooks sub-national variation. Citydwellers are more likely to support gender equality … Continue reading

Sunday, 16 February 2020 · Leave a comment

Debt and human rights

The purpose of the present report is to assist in understanding–and also to unravel, denounce and offer recommendations to tackle–human rights violations in the context of private debt, focusing specifically … Continue reading

Thursday, 6 February 2020 · Leave a comment

Protecting the entrepreneurial poor: A human rights approach

[Article behind paywall] Half of the working poor in developing countries are informal entrepreneurs – they make a living by engaging in commercial activities in the shadow economy. A series … Continue reading

Wednesday, 8 January 2020 · Leave a comment