Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

Effects of Public Policy on Child Labor

Many policy instruments can be used to address or affect child labor, even if they are implemented to achieve other objectives. From a theoretical point of view, however, the impact … Continue reading

Friday, 17 March 2017 · Leave a comment

The social realities of knowledge for development

Knowledge and evidence for policy and practice matters in any context. But critical scrutiny of this process is particularly important in development contexts, where knowledge is often produced or brokered … Continue reading

Wednesday, 8 March 2017 · Leave a comment

Unpacking the new geography of 21st century global development

Building on a body of research on the “what” and “how” of post-2015 development, and motivated by the significant spatial shift to having a universal frame of reference in the … Continue reading

Saturday, 4 March 2017 · Leave a comment

Inequality, Power and Participation – Revisiting the Links

Drawing on the contributions from the World Social Science Report 2016, Challenging Inequalities: Pathways to a Just World, this article examines the relationship between economic inequality and political participation. In … Continue reading

Monday, 12 December 2016 · Leave a comment

Inequality of Wealth. Inequality of Health

The biological effects of inequality are not limited to increasing mortality. There is also an effect on the average population height. Two hundred years ago the Americans were the tallest … Continue reading

Saturday, 10 December 2016 · Leave a comment

Development by numbers – a primer

Morten Jerven – How good are the numbers? The availability and quality of key development data is alarmingly low, much worse than usually assumed in exercises based on those data. … Continue reading

Wednesday, 7 December 2016 · Leave a comment

Outsourcing development

Outsourcing development: Lifting the veil on the World Bank Group’s lending through financial intermediaries – The investigation tackled only a small portion of the IFC’s extensive financial-sector portfolio. Yet the results … Continue reading

Monday, 10 October 2016 · Leave a comment

Understanding Social Exclusion in Indonesia

This study analyses the reports that resulted from 68 Theory of Change workshops held with NGO and CSO partners as part of the Peduli program. This program addresses the social … Continue reading

Tuesday, 4 October 2016 · Leave a comment

Union decline lowers wages of nonunion workers

In the debates over the causes of wage stagnation, the decline in union power has not received nearly as much attention as globalization, technological change, and the slowdown in Americans’ … Continue reading

Thursday, 1 September 2016 · Leave a comment
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