Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

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

Impacts of an unconditional cash transfer programme using a subjective well-being approach

This study analyzes the impact of an exogenous, positive income shock on caregivers’ subjective well-being in Malawi using panel data from 3,365 households targeted to receive Malawi’s Social Cash Transfer … Continue reading

Saturday, 3 September 2016 · Leave a comment

18 Charts That Make the Case for Public Health

Over the past year, I have often been involved in conversations with audiences who are interested in understanding the concerns of public health. Through this dialogue, I have found that … Continue reading

Thursday, 1 September 2016 · Leave a comment

Review of country progress in addressing legal and policy barriers to universal access to HIV services in Asia and the Pacific

Countries in Asia and the Pacific have made significant progress in removing legal and policy barriers to universal  access to HIV services since 2012. However, much work remains to be done. … Continue reading

Saturday, 4 June 2016 · Leave a comment

Colonial Legacies and Social Welfare Regimes in Africa: An Empirical Exercise

This paper identifies three types of welfare regimes in Africa, based on the insight that tax and expenditure regimes are closely associated. Using cluster analysis, the author highlights historical legacies … Continue reading

Thursday, 2 June 2016 · Leave a comment