Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

Beyond formal and informal: Understanding urban informalities from Freetown

Drawing from the findings of a research project, this paper provides insights on what the activities and spaces referred to in policy as “informal” are and what this classification does. … Continue reading

Tuesday, 30 June 2020 · Leave a comment

Guaranteed Employment or Guaranteed Income?

The paper critically reviews the arguments for and against both employment guarantees and income guarantees when viewed as rights-based policy instruments for poverty reduction in a developing economy, with special … Continue reading

Tuesday, 1 May 2018 · Leave a comment

Women’s economic empowerment: navigating enablers and constraints

This report details how gender equality, poverty eradication and human development require increased investment in women’s economic empowerment. Other key findings from the report include: • World Poll data from … Continue reading

Thursday, 1 September 2016 · Leave a comment

Non-agricultural informal work can yield higher returns than formal work

Priorities for Boosting Employment in Sub-Saharan Africa: Evidence for Mozambique Should policy-makers, including foreign donors, focus employment strategies in sub-Saharan Africa on strengthening access to formal wage employment or on … Continue reading

Friday, 13 November 2015 · Leave a comment

The rise of non-standard employment in selected ASEAN countries

The study maps out the different forms of non-standard forms of employment in ASEAN and call for a mix of strategies to address their rise, among others the following: • … Continue reading

Friday, 13 June 2014 · Leave a comment

Social Protection, Growth and Employment

The global financial and economic crisis has highlighted and reinforced the need for effective social protection mechanisms that can not only prevent  households from falling into poverty but also permanently … Continue reading

Friday, 23 August 2013 · Leave a comment

Income inequality as a cause of the Great Recession?

We argue that the ways in which consumers react to changes in relative income depend on such institutional factors as the deepness and regulation of the credit markets, the organisation … Continue reading

Sunday, 21 October 2012 · Leave a comment