Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

Unhealthy Development

The ideological agenda to commercialise the NHS completely ignores decades of evidence and the expertise of the healthcare profession, driven instead by the interests of private healthcare companies, lobbyists and … Continue reading

Wednesday, 28 September 2016 · Leave a comment

Child poverty, inequality and demography

In a rapidly ageing world, sub-Saharan Africa stands out for its youth. Harnessing the potential of the region’s children and adolescents through expanded opportunities for health and education, could unlock … Continue reading

Thursday, 25 August 2016 · Leave a comment

Disrupting migration stories: reading life histories through the lens of mobility and fixity

It has been argued that the ‘mobility turn’ is overcelebratory regarding human movement across space. Yet, critical studies of mobilities have emerged that refute this, demonstrating how various forms and … Continue reading

Thursday, 6 August 2015 · Leave a comment

Why international law is failing refugees

The extent to which migration and relocation can function as positive forms of adaptation, rather than signs of vulnerability, will depend in part on the laws and policies put in … Continue reading

Saturday, 18 July 2015 · 1 Comment

Migration comes of age

This is the age of migration…migration, as it exists right now, is the mega-trend of our times, and is ineffably changing the world as we know and experience it. It may … Continue reading

Monday, 6 July 2015 · Leave a comment

Fiscal Space for Social Protection: Options to Expand Social Investments in 187 Countries

It is often argued that social protection is not affordable or that government expenditure cuts are inevitable during adjustment periods. But there are alternatives, even in the poorest countries. This … Continue reading

Tuesday, 5 May 2015 · Leave a comment

The MDGs post-2015: why we should do less

Bill Morton – Adopting a ‘do nothing for now’ approach at the moment when debate is hotting up on the post-2015 framework might be anathema to those deeply invested in development … Continue reading

Sunday, 3 February 2013 · Leave a comment

Slow Progress in Closing Global Economic Gender Gap

The seventh annual World Economic Forum Global Gender Gap Report 2012 ranks Nordic countries in top spots, with Iceland, Finland, Norway and Sweden having closed over 80% of their gender gaps. At … Continue reading

Tuesday, 6 November 2012 · Leave a comment

Innovations in measuring inequality and poverty

The 2010 report advances the measurement agenda for human development. Building on many years of research and critiques, it introduces new measures for multidimensional inequality—overall and by gender—and for poverty. … Continue reading

Sunday, 21 October 2012 · Leave a comment