Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

Inclusive economic growth in Kenya: the spatial dynamics of poverty

Kenya poses a conundrum. Its top-line economic growth has been impressive and it has been one of the fastest-growing economies in sub-Saharan Africa over the past decade. However, poverty has … Continue reading

Tuesday, 4 August 2020 · Leave a comment

Agency and advocacy in the food systems of the majority

Interventions to improve the sustainability and nutrition of food can be misdirected when based on assumptions about people’s priorities and level of knowledge. When citizens have the capacity to act … Continue reading

Friday, 31 July 2020 · Leave a comment

Why Do People Stay Poor?

There are two views as to why people stay poor. The equal opportunity view emphasizes that differences in individual traits like talent or motivation make the poor choose low productivity … Continue reading

Saturday, 25 July 2020 · Leave a comment

Mapping repertoires of collective action facing the COVID-19 pandemic in informal settlements in Latin American cities

How are civil society organizations responding to COVID-19’s impacts on informal settlements? In Latin America, civil society organizations have developed a repertoire of collective action, seeking to provide immediate and … Continue reading

Thursday, 23 July 2020 · Leave a comment

Vulnerable: The Law, Policy and Ethics of COVID-19

This book confronts the vulnerabilities that have been revealed by the pandemic and its consequences. It examines vulnerabilities for people who have been harmed or will be harmed by the … Continue reading

Thursday, 16 July 2020 · Leave a comment

The Informal Economy Revisited

This 34-chapter open-access book brings together leading scholars to investigate recent conceptual shifts, research findings and policy debates on the informal economy. Well over half of the global workforce and … Continue reading

Wednesday, 15 July 2020 · Leave a comment

Latin America’s Green New Deal

Leave aside the phrasing, and the substance of the [Green New Deal] has everything to do with contemporary political economic struggles all over the world, including in Latin America. What … Continue reading

Saturday, 4 July 2020 · Leave a comment

Beyond formal and informal: Understanding urban informalities from Freetown

Drawing from the findings of a research project, this paper provides insights on what the activities and spaces referred to in policy as “informal” are and what this classification does. … Continue reading

Tuesday, 30 June 2020 · Leave a comment

COVID-19 and global poverty Are LDCs being left behind?

This paper provides a preliminary assessment of COVID-19’s impact on global poverty in the light of the IMF’s April 2020 growth forecasts. The analysis shows that the pandemic will have … Continue reading

Tuesday, 9 June 2020 · Leave a comment