Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

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

Transformation and Diversification of the Rural Economy in Asia

This paper examines the transformation and diversification of the rural economy in Asia, focusing on the role and importance of the rural non-farm economy and employment in economic transformation and … Continue reading

Wednesday, 2 January 2019 · Leave a comment

Perspectives on Global Development 2019 Rethinking Development Strategies

In 2008, the weight of developing and emerging economies in the global economy tipped over the 50% mark for the first time. Since then, Perspectives on Global Development has been … Continue reading

Saturday, 29 December 2018 · Leave a comment

Advantage or paradox: The challenge for children and young people of growing up urban

The report, Advantage or Paradox: The Challenge for children and young people growing up urban reveals that not all children in cities benefit from the so-called ‘urban advantage’ – the … Continue reading

Sunday, 2 December 2018 · Leave a comment

Looking at the ‘sharing’ economies concept through the prism of informality

How do the ‘sharing economies’ relate to the long history of informal economic practices as understood in the social sciences? This article examines conceptions of the sharing economy in terms … Continue reading

Thursday, 29 November 2018 · Leave a comment

Poverty reduction 1990-2013: Did MDGs adoption and state capacity matter?

While poverty reduction remains central in the Post-2015 Agenda, its determinants remain debated in the literature, especially the role of structural conditions related to governance. This paper provides an assessment … Continue reading

Sunday, 14 October 2018 · Leave a comment