Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

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

2020 Global Nutrition Report

The report highlights that most countries in the world must now be equipped to fight both sides of malnutrition at the same time.  One in nine people are still hungry … Continue reading

Saturday, 16 May 2020 · Leave a comment

Not Just Participation: The Rise of the Eco‐Precariat in the Green Economy

Despite recent attention to “frontier” green economies and the governance of emerging ecosystem services, the specific division of labour in these economies has been little studied. As many such initiatives … Continue reading

Wednesday, 22 April 2020 · Leave a comment

Informal work in sub-Saharan Africa Dead end or steppingstone?

Despite rapid economic growth in recent decades, informality remains a persistent phenomenon in the labour markets of many low- and middle-income countries. A key issue in this regard concerns the … Continue reading

Thursday, 13 February 2020 · Leave a comment

Understanding the relationship between Poverty and Inequality

In this report we summarise the findings from a series of papers that explore the relationships between poverty measured in various ways and inequalities in people’s incomes. This programme of … Continue reading

Thursday, 13 February 2020 · Leave a comment