Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

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

Rights-Based Approach in the Context of Temporary Labour Migration in Asia

This paper analyses the implications of the dominant framework that has so far guided migration policy in Asia and shaped intra-Asian migration patterns and dynamics. It identifies institutional gaps that … Continue reading

Thursday, 8 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

Innovating for pro-poor services: why politics matter

Despite innovation efforts and optimism across the development sector, few innovations lead to actual sustainable, systemic change. Too often the barriers are political – factors such as motivation, power and … Continue reading

Monday, 4 April 2016 · Leave a comment

Sharing the Growth Dividend : Analysis of Inequality in Asia

This paper focuses on income inequality in Asia, its drivers and policies to combat it. It finds that income inequality has risen in most of Asia, in contrast to many … Continue reading

Wednesday, 23 March 2016 · Leave a comment