Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

What does it mean to be poor?

Motivated by the siloed nature of much poverty research, as well as the challenge of finding inclusive operational definitions of poverty, this study reflects on the merits of seeking to … Continue reading

Monday, 11 March 2019 · Leave a comment

Who Are the World’s Poor? A New Profile of Global Multidimensional Poverty

Who are the world’s poor? This paper presents a new global profile of multidimensional poverty using three specifications of multidimensional poverty. The paper draws comparisons with the global monetary poverty … Continue reading

Thursday, 10 January 2019 · Leave a comment

Beyond the Tyranny of Averages: Development Progress from the Bottom Up

Relying on averages is worsening inequality within countries. A new AidData report looks at whether aid financing reaches the poorest regions and finds that donors are missing the mark…policymakers often … Continue reading

Saturday, 30 September 2017 · Leave a comment

Measuring poverty and wellbeing in developing countries

Detailed analyses of poverty and wellbeing in developing countries, based on household surveys, have been ongoing for more than three decades. The large majority of developing countries now regularly conduct … Continue reading

Tuesday, 5 September 2017 · Leave a comment

Measuring Poverty and Wellbeing in Developing Countries

Detailed analyses of poverty and wellbeing in developing countries, based on household surveys, have been ongoing for more than three decades. The large majority of developing countries now regularly conduct … Continue reading

Thursday, 5 January 2017 · Leave a comment

Development by numbers – a primer

Morten Jerven – How good are the numbers? The availability and quality of key development data is alarmingly low, much worse than usually assumed in exercises based on those data. … Continue reading

Wednesday, 7 December 2016 · Leave a comment

An Optimistic View of the Long-Run Evolution of Poverty in Indonesia

Indonesia has achieved well-documented and drastic improvements in average incomes and in the reduction of poverty. Much research has discussed this progress. This paper adds to the literature with a … Continue reading

Thursday, 7 January 2016 · Leave a comment

Reducing all Forms of Child Poverty: The Need for Comprehensive Measurement

Despite widespread investments in child poverty reduction, the way in which child poverty is measured presents a narrow and partial picture. Current practice is still biased towards measuring static and … Continue reading

Monday, 7 September 2015 · Leave a comment

Did Global Poverty just fall a lot, quite a bit or not at all?

Andy Sumner – The future of aid is related – to some extent – to trends in global poverty and where the poor live. But new price data is causing … Continue reading

Sunday, 24 August 2014 · Leave a comment