Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

Mapping repertoires of collective action facing the COVID-19 pandemic in informal settlements in Latin American cities

How are civil society organizations responding to COVID-19’s impacts on informal settlements? In Latin America, civil society organizations have developed a repertoire of collective action, seeking to provide immediate and … Continue reading

Thursday, 23 July 2020 · Leave a comment

Latin America’s Green New Deal

Leave aside the phrasing, and the substance of the [Green New Deal] has everything to do with contemporary political economic struggles all over the world, including in Latin America. What … Continue reading

Saturday, 4 July 2020 · Leave a comment

Informality – addressing the Achilles heel of social protection in Latin America

WIDER 2019 Annual lecture was delivered by Santiago Levy and discussed the challenges of social protection in economies with large informal sectors, such as in Latin America. Currently less than … Continue reading

Sunday, 5 January 2020 · Leave a comment

Reproduction of Inequalities in the Implementation of Social Policies

The main goal is to identify and take inventory of the different mechanisms through which the day-to-day operations of government and the encounters between service workers and users may engender … Continue reading

Saturday, 16 February 2019 · 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

Understanding Latin America’s Financial Inclusion Gap

This paper analyzes Latin America’s Financial Inclusion Gap, the difference between the average financial inclusion for Latin America and the corresponding average for a set of comparator countries. At the … Continue reading

Wednesday, 1 October 2014 · Leave a comment

The New Poor in Latin America

In this paper we identify a group of people in Latin America and other developing countries that are not poor but not middle class either. We define them as the … Continue reading

Tuesday, 13 August 2013 · Leave a comment

Towards an inclusive city

Andrea Cubides – There is a deep need to focus on more inclusive ways of shaping cities since more than half of the world´s population now live in them. All … Continue reading

Saturday, 20 July 2013 · Leave a comment

The quest for universal health coverage: achieving social protection for all in Mexico

Felicia Marie Knaul et al. – Mexico is reaching universal health coverage in 2012. A national health insurance programme called Seguro Popular, introduced in 2003, is providing access to a … Continue reading

Friday, 2 November 2012 · Leave a comment