Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

Foresight in International Development

IDS Bulletin, vol. 47, no. 4 (Sep, 2016) – A collection of articles focusing on the use of foresight in development. Looking to the future is – or certainly should … Continue reading

Saturday, 27 August 2016 · Leave a comment

The Neo-colonization of Central America

The colonization of Latin America never ended, it merely changed forms. Today this conquest continues, with transnational companies driving neo-colonization grounded in the continued exploitation of natural resources. This is … Continue reading

Saturday, 30 July 2016 · Leave a comment

When theory meets reality: assumptions, feasibility and implications of a complexity-informed approach

This paper explores options for development managers once they’ve identified some complex elements of their work. It provides a brief overview of the complexity discourse in international development and key … Continue reading

Friday, 27 May 2016 · Leave a comment

The world’s two new middles

Growth, precarity, structural change, and the limitations of the special case: This paper discusses the emergence of two new middles since the Cold War, namely middle-income countries and people living above … Continue reading

Monday, 25 April 2016 · Leave a comment

What is to be Done with the Banks? Radical Proposals for Radical Changes

Socialising the banking and insurance sector must be part of a much broader program of further measures which would trigger the adoption of a transition to a new, post-capitalist and … Continue reading

Thursday, 14 April 2016 · Leave a comment

Thinking and Working Politically: From Theory Building to Building an Evidence Base

This paper discusses the steps required to build a robust evidence base for ‘thinking and working politically’ (TWP) in development. It argues that better understanding what works, when and why … Continue reading

Friday, 25 March 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

Connecting Perspectives on Women’s Empowerment

A new IDS Bulletin entitled Connecting Perspectives on Women’s Empowerment makes a timely contribution to our understanding of how ideas around empowerment have evolved and how we can move forward … Continue reading

Tuesday, 8 March 2016 · Leave a comment