Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

New directions for development finance: perspectives from developing countries

Special issue of Development Policy Review – The nature of development co-operation has changed rapidly in recent years. Developing countries have access to a more diverse range of financing sources, including … Continue reading

Tuesday, 11 July 2017 · Leave a comment

When Does Globalization Help the Poor?

{Behind paywall] – What is the relationship between globalization and poverty? Developing economies have long turned to international trade and finance as a solution for development, yet 35% of the world’s … Continue reading

Saturday, 27 May 2017 · Leave a comment

Blockchain for Development – Hope or Hype?

Blockchain technology has been heralded by many as the next big thing. The potential use of blockchains has attracted widespread attention from the media, the IMF, the UN, and the … Continue reading

Tuesday, 16 May 2017 · Leave a comment

Examining “Digital Development”: The Shape of Things to Come?

Diffusion and use of ICTs is such that we can start to talk about a “digital nervous system” for development.  And ICTs are becoming more deeply integrated into all aspects … Continue reading

Saturday, 15 April 2017 · Leave a comment

The social realities of knowledge for development

Knowledge and evidence for policy and practice matters in any context. But critical scrutiny of this process is particularly important in development contexts, where knowledge is often produced or brokered … Continue reading

Wednesday, 8 March 2017 · Leave a comment

Unpacking the new geography of 21st century global development

Building on a body of research on the “what” and “how” of post-2015 development, and motivated by the significant spatial shift to having a universal frame of reference in the … Continue reading

Saturday, 4 March 2017 · Leave a comment

Aid for Gender Equality and Development

This UNU-WIDER special issue of the Journal of International Development comprises a set of papers on the theme of aid and gender equality. While the topic of aid effectiveness has … Continue reading

Thursday, 9 February 2017 · Leave a comment

Ten Frontier Technologies for International Development

As new technologies and digital business models reshape economies and disrupt incumbencies, interest has surged in the potential of novel frontier technologies to also contribute to positive changes in international … Continue reading

Tuesday, 1 November 2016 · Leave a comment

Rethink, Retool, Reboot: Technology as if people and planet mattered

Rethink, Retool, Reboot presents the evidence and analysis that informs Practical Action’s organisational mission to create a world with Technology Justice: where technology and innovation is used to end poverty … Continue reading

Saturday, 17 September 2016 · Leave a comment