Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

Informality and pension reforms in Bolivia

How social protection programmes affect work choices is a question that has been at the centre of labour economics research for decades. More recently, a scant literature has focused on … Continue reading

Monday, 28 June 2021 · Leave a comment

Social protection and inequality in the global South: Politics, actors and institutions

It explores the links between contemporary social protection approaches and inequality in developing countries, focusing on political economy drivers and the role of actors and institutions in recent reform and … Continue reading

Thursday, 3 June 2021 · 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

Welfare and distributive effects of social assistance in the Global South

This special issue presents an analysis of the recent evolution of social assistance in the developing world, looking at its complex typological configuration. It partly reflects the complex demographic and … Continue reading

Wednesday, 5 February 2020 · Leave a comment

Change without Transformation: Social Policy Reforms in the Philippines under Duterte

By showing how political economy and historico‚Äźinstitutional conditions foreclose the transformative possibilities of the social policy changes effected by Duterte, the author offers a critique of current tendencies in global … Continue reading

Tuesday, 14 January 2020 · Leave a comment

The Politics of Social Protection in Eastern and Southern Africa

[Open access] Challenges the common conception that [the spread of social protection] has been entirely driven by international development agencies, instead focusing on the critical role of political dynamics within … Continue reading

Monday, 13 January 2020 · Leave a comment

Extending Pension Coverage to the Informal Sector in Africa

[World Bank report focused on Africa but their analysis is highly relevant to many Asian countries] The coverage of pension systems in the Africa region is limited to the small … Continue reading

Sunday, 1 September 2019 · Leave a comment

What older people need in Singapore: A household budgets study

In this study, we conducted focus group discussions to ascertain how ordinary Singaporeans think about what constitutes basic needs in Singapore today, and to determine the household budgets necessary to … Continue reading

Sunday, 16 June 2019 · Leave a comment

100 years of social protection

ILO’s 100 years of social protection: The road to universal social protection systems and floors is a compendium of 100 inspiring country stories about building social protection systems and floors. … Continue reading

Thursday, 31 January 2019 · Leave a comment