Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

How the urban poor define and measure food security

Urban food security, or its lack, is attracting growing interest in global policy debates. Glaringly missing in these conversations, however, are the voices of the urban poor. To fill this … Continue reading

Wednesday, 16 October 2019 · 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

The effect of remittances on poverty reduction in Asia

This paper studies the effect of per capita remittances on poverty in 25 labour-sending countries of Asia between 1991 and 2015. The total remittance flows to this region has been … Continue reading

Tuesday, 20 August 2019 · Leave a comment

Responsive City vs Smart City

Asia is the most populated continent in the world that are home for more than half of the world’s population. The huge urban population gaining benefit from the globalization of … Continue reading

Sunday, 24 March 2019 · Leave a comment

Transformation and Diversification of the Rural Economy in Asia

This paper examines the transformation and diversification of the rural economy in Asia, focusing on the role and importance of the rural non-farm economy and employment in economic transformation and … Continue reading

Wednesday, 2 January 2019 · Leave a comment

Developing city resilience strategies : lessons from ICLEI and ACCCRN

Asian cities are on the frontline of climate change. A third of all low-elevation coastal zones in the world are located in Asia, where two-thirds of the world’s urban population … Continue reading

Saturday, 29 April 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

Dynamic Cities? The Role of Urban Local Governments in Improving Urban Service Delivery

Cities are engines of economic growth that provide spaces for social transformation and political inclusion. Their ability to deliver widely accessible and efficiently functioning public services drives productivity and sustains … Continue reading

Friday, 28 October 2016 · Leave a comment

The Rise of Progressive Cities in Asia

Michael Douglass – With Asia expected to add more than a billion people to its urban population by mid-century, attention is turning toward cities as spheres of governance for meeting … Continue reading

Wednesday, 12 October 2016 · Leave a comment