Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

The Age of Perplexity – Rethinking the World We Knew

The technological revolution and globalization have opened up what this book refers to as “The Age of Perplexity”. Perplexity in the face of changes that affect not only our lives, … Continue reading

Tuesday, 5 November 2019 · Leave a comment

Austerity, The New Normal: A Renewed Washington Consensus 2010-24

The report, published by IPD, ITUC, PSI, EURODAD and the Breton Woods Project: (i) examines historical and projected government expenditure trends for 189 countries; (ii) reviews the latest IMF country … Continue reading

Thursday, 17 October 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

Perspectives on Global Development 2019 Rethinking Development Strategies

In 2008, the weight of developing and emerging economies in the global economy tipped over the 50% mark for the first time. Since then, Perspectives on Global Development has been … Continue reading

Saturday, 29 December 2018 · Leave a comment

Digital Lives: Meaningful Connections for the Next 3 Billion

This report is guided by two central truths. One: digital technologies are rapidly revolutionising many aspects of life as we know it. Two: not everyone benefits from access and effective … Continue reading

Saturday, 6 October 2018 · Leave a comment

Innovation, Intellectual Property, and Development

This paper aims to provide an intellectual basis to think about the relationship between development, intellectual property and innovation; where we currently are and what alternatives are available. For the … Continue reading

Thursday, 20 September 2018 · Leave a comment

The Informal Economy as a Catalyst for Sustainability

Sustainability typically involves the balancing of three major factors: the economy, the environment, and some notion of equity. Though the economy is already a key aspect, the recognition of the … Continue reading

Saturday, 7 April 2018 · Leave a comment

Migration is a Form of Development: The Need for Innovation to Regulate Migration for Mutual Benefit

By reviewing evidence from recent economic research, this paper argues that migration is both a driver and a consequence of economic development. In undergoing economic transformation and demographic transition, most … Continue reading

Sunday, 21 January 2018 · Leave a comment

Aiming at the Wrong Targets: The Domestic Consequences of International Efforts to Build Institutions

Buntaine et al – We explain why international development organizations have had so little success building and reforming public sector institutions in developing countries. They often fail despite their apparently … Continue reading

Tuesday, 19 September 2017 · Leave a comment