Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

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

Balancing the Burden? Women’s Time Poverty and Infrastructure in Asia

Around the world, women do more work than men because of gender divisions of labor that cause most of the burden of housework and care work to fall on women … Continue reading

Wednesday, 3 February 2016 · Leave a comment

Will climate change spark an Asian migrant crisis?

Involving the private sector in building resilience and promoting safe migration is also necessary.They can invest in basic infrastructure such as roads and hospitals to improve rural living conditions and … Continue reading

Friday, 16 October 2015 · Leave a comment

The key to humanity’s future? Asian cities

To address the seemingly insurmountable urban challenges we face, urban leaders and decision makers must, first and foremost, cultivate an ecosystem that nurtures innovation. Often it is the pioneers, inventors … Continue reading

Monday, 6 July 2015 · Leave a comment

East Asia’s Changing Urban Landscape

Urbanization is transforming the developing world. However, understanding the pace, scale, and form of urbanization has been limited by a lack of consistent data. East Asia’s Changing Urban Landscape aims … Continue reading

Wednesday, 28 January 2015 · Leave a comment