Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

What does it mean to be poor?

Motivated by the siloed nature of much poverty research, as well as the challenge of finding inclusive operational definitions of poverty, this study reflects on the merits of seeking to … Continue reading

Monday, 11 March 2019 · Leave a comment

Leveraging urban policy for food sovereignty and human rights

This paper considers how urban policy processes might be leveraged to contribute to the realisation of food sovereignty, “understood as the right of peoples to define their own food and … Continue reading

Friday, 1 March 2019 · Leave a comment

Reproduction of Inequalities in the Implementation of Social Policies

The main goal is to identify and take inventory of the different mechanisms through which the day-to-day operations of government and the encounters between service workers and users may engender … Continue reading

Saturday, 16 February 2019 · Leave a comment

Formalising the informal economy – Argentina, Costa Rica, Philippines and Kenya

This paper seeks to summarise the findings of the case studies that have been carried out over the last year as part of a joint initiative between the International Trade … Continue reading

Thursday, 14 February 2019 · Leave a comment

Formalising the formal economy in Argentina

The study of Argentina mainly covers the period 2003 to 2016. Within that period, the use of social dialogue to address the informal economy resulted in a 1440 per cent increase of … Continue reading

Wednesday, 13 February 2019 · Leave a comment

Beyond the Nation State – Regional Social Policy for SDGs

Effective regional mechanisms are no longer confined to trade, finance and labour policy, but have increasingly been able to initiate regional social policies across a wide range of sectors. Building … Continue reading

Saturday, 12 January 2019 · Leave a comment

Who Are the World’s Poor? A New Profile of Global Multidimensional Poverty

Who are the world’s poor? This paper presents a new global profile of multidimensional poverty using three specifications of multidimensional poverty. The paper draws comparisons with the global monetary poverty … Continue reading

Thursday, 10 January 2019 · Leave a comment

Daily practices of informality amidst urban poverty

The contribution of this report is the empirical support to an argument that South Africa is struggling to address problems of poverty and inequality because many of the processes that … Continue reading

Monday, 7 January 2019 · Leave a comment

Social capital and household vulnerability

The empirical results indicate that both commune shocks and household shocks are associated with the higher likelihood of having state-run group memberships, except for the case of the political party. … Continue reading

Thursday, 3 January 2019 · Leave a comment