Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

Financial inclusion in Southeast and Central Asia

As in the 2015 Brookings Financial and Digital Inclusion Project (FDIP) Report, none of the FDIP countries in Asia placed among the top five countries in the scorecard component of … Continue reading

Wednesday, 31 August 2016 · Leave a comment

ASEAN in transformation: How technology is changing jobs and enterprises

New and advanced developments in technology are transpiring at an increasingly rapid rate. This report explores the technological impacts felt by employers and workers of the ten countries that form … Continue reading

Friday, 5 August 2016 · Leave a comment

The Future of The ‘Smart City’

Six segments from The Takeaway, a co-production of WNYC Radio and Public Radio International, in collaboration with The New York Times and WGBH Boston. Hudson Yards: The Dawn of New York … Continue reading

Wednesday, 6 July 2016 · Leave a comment

What if Cities Used Data to Drive Inclusive Neighborhood Change?

Policy responses to neighborhood changes that displace or otherwise harm vulnerable populations often come too late and at too great a price. This essay proposes integrating multiple data sources to … Continue reading

Thursday, 16 June 2016 · Leave a comment

Knowing and governing cities through urban indicators, city benchmarking and real-time dashboards

Since the mid-1990s a plethora of indicator projects have been developed and adopted by cities seeking to measure and monitor various aspects of urban systems. These have been accompanied by … Continue reading

Tuesday, 14 June 2016 · Leave a comment

Cities without children

A bevy of trend-conscious city planners, opportunistic real-estate developers, municipal officials eager to grow their cities’ tax bases, and entrepreneurial urban gurus… ballyhoo the national renaissance of what inevitably gets … Continue reading

Wednesday, 8 June 2016 · Leave a comment

Bottom of the data pyramid: Big data and the global South

Big data is a misnomer. While the field is relatively young, much thought has already been churned on critiquing the term, particularly about not being able to equate the scale … Continue reading

Monday, 23 May 2016 · Leave a comment

Innovating for pro-poor services: why politics matter

Despite innovation efforts and optimism across the development sector, few innovations lead to actual sustainable, systemic change. Too often the barriers are political – factors such as motivation, power and … Continue reading

Monday, 4 April 2016 · Leave a comment

Competitive Cities: A Local Solution to a Global Lack of Growth and Jobs

Cities are the future. They’re where people live and work and hubs for growth and innovation. But they’re also poles of poverty and, much too often, centers of unemployment. One … Continue reading

Thursday, 17 March 2016 · Leave a comment