Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

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

CCTs Improve Employment and Earnings in the Very Long-Term

We assess long-term impacts of the Mexican conditional cash transfer (CCT) program on youth employment and earnings. We rely on the original random assignment into early and late treatment localities, … Continue reading

Tuesday, 30 January 2018 · Leave a comment

Linking Social Rights to Active Citizenship

The rise of social protection into the limelight of social policy has opened up space for understanding how it can act as a key interface between states and citizens. This … Continue reading

Thursday, 18 January 2018 · Leave a comment

Towards Universal Health Coverage: thinking public

This report offers a comprehensive deep-dive analysis of public financing for health in LMICs by assessing the changing relationship between domestic public financing for health and the economy, the budget … Continue reading

Thursday, 13 July 2017 · Leave a comment

Free Healthcare in One of the Poorest Nations

After assuming office in 2007, Ernest Bai Koroma faced a country in distress. Just five years prior Sierra Leone had concluded a fierce 11-year civil war leaving the nation in … Continue reading

Wednesday, 31 May 2017 · Leave a comment

Innovations in Care: New Concepts, New Actors, New Policies

The Sustainable Development Goal 5 on gender equality marks an unprecedented advance in the care agenda in terms of the visibility of care as a central dimension of sustainable development. … Continue reading

Friday, 7 April 2017 · Leave a comment

Basic Income and the New Universalism

The universal basic income has become a subject of increasing fascination across the entire ideological spectrum in recent years. Capable of much more than just a simple “employment fix”, basic … Continue reading

Sunday, 19 February 2017 · Leave a comment

Democracies, economies and social protection – Understanding welfare state development in Asia and Europe

The aim of this policy paper is to explore what we can expect for welfare states in the developing Asian countries when we apply our knowledge of why, when and … Continue reading

Friday, 13 January 2017 · Leave a comment

Unhealthy Development

The ideological agenda to commercialise the NHS completely ignores decades of evidence and the expertise of the healthcare profession, driven instead by the interests of private healthcare companies, lobbyists and … Continue reading

Wednesday, 28 September 2016 · Leave a comment
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