Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

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

By showing how political economy and historico‐institutional 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

Report on the World Social Situation

Universal social protection is a potent development policy tool that can alleviate poverty, inequality and social exclusion. Few countries have been able to reduce poverty and improve living conditions on … Continue reading

Monday, 16 July 2018 · Leave a comment

Governing Domestic Worker Migration in Southeast Asia: Public–Private Partnerships, Regulatory Grey Zones and the Household

[Behind paywall] – Focussing on the example of domestic worker migration, this article seeks to explore the regulatory regimes that control the flow of migrants across Southeast Asia. Although at first … Continue reading

Friday, 13 April 2018 · Leave a comment

Assessing Austerity: Monitoring the human rights impacts of fiscal consolidation

In the decade since the 2008 global economic crisis, fiscal austerity has become the new normal. In the name of fiscal discipline, governments in more than two-thirds of countries throughout … Continue reading

Wednesday, 7 March 2018 · Leave a comment

Reflecting on the human right to social security

The United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights of 1948 asserts that social security is an inalienable human right. Realizing this human right is often considered, simply, as a matter … Continue reading

Wednesday, 7 February 2018 · Leave a comment